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Race, Culture, Psychology, and Law is the only book to provide summaries and analyses of culturally competent psychological and social services encountered within the U.S. legal arena. The book is broad in scope and covers the knowledge and practice crucial in providing comprehensive services to ethnic, racial, and cultural minorities. Topics include the importance of race relations, psychological testing and evaluation, racial “profiling,” disparities in death penalty conviction, immigration and domestic violence, asylum seekers, deportations and civil rights, juvenile justice, cross-cultural lawyering, and cultural competency in the administration of justice.

Immigration and Hardship: Living with Fear
Immigration and hardship: Living with fear
SoniaCarbonellCalifornia School of Professional Psychology

They grew from thousands to several millions

They are voiceless people living with us

Working in the fields

Doing the jobs that we don't want

Their stories are living with us

Their pain and fear need a social voice

And a place in our heart

—S. Carbonell

In order to write this chapter, I had to first acknowledge my goal: to bring into the open the sensitive and painful descriptions of a reality shared by several millions of voiceless people living in the United States. As a group, they are voiceless because they are financially poor and without power. In addition, they are in violation of the United States' immigration laws, and so they live in fear of ...

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