Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Social Work


School of Social Work

First Reader/Committee Chair

Dr. Tom Davis


The purpose of this study was to explore whether non-profit immigration organizations are ready for a comprehensive immigration reform. Social workers need to recognize that a lack of readiness among non-profit immigration organizations for a comprehensive immigration reform will lead to a lack of required services for undocumented populations. The sample consisted of twelve religious and non-religiously affiliated non-profit immigration organizations. A qualitative research method was used to analyze the data.

The results of the study concluded that non-profit immigration organizations are not ready for a CIR. Although the organizations are not ready, several factors were found to affect their readiness for a comprehensive immigration reform. Factors that negatively contributed to their readiness included learned experiences with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), directors’ perceptions, and funding. Recommendations for better service delivery to undocumented populations include the recommendation that organizations reviewing their plans by addressing these factors.

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