Enriques Journey

1500 words 6 pages
Enrique’s Journey Case Study
Samantha Wix
Our Lady of the Lake University

According to President Obama (2014), “If we are serious about economic growth, it is time to heed the call of business leaders, labor leaders, faith leaders, and law enforcement- and fix our broken immigration system. Republicans and Democrats in the Senate have acted. I know that members of both parties in the House want to do the same” (President Obama, 2014). The United States of American has long been the safe haven for those who seek to escape poverty, hunger, torture, and oppression in their home countries. According to the film, The Other Side of Immigration (2009), in 1970, the United States housed 750,000 immigrants and as of 2009, there are
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Mezzo social work deals with small to medium sized groups, such as neighborhoods. It is important to feel safe in your own neighborhood, just as much as in your own country. Hondurans have neither. Enrique fell victim to the drug scene in his neighborhood, this is one of the reasons he dropped out of school at such a young age. Micro social work deals with the person and their families on a more intimate level. It appears, through the story of Enrique’s Journey, that this is the only positive force in Honduras. Many families are quite close and provide constant support to one another. Enrique’s uncle, who unfortunately passed away, was a very positive figure in his life. He set him on the right path. Once he passed away, he went back to drugs. His grandmother tried her hardest to keep him on the straight and narrow, but the lack of his mother was taking a toll on him. Unfortunately, many families in Honduras deal with similar situations. Children are left with caring grandparents and aunts and uncles, but long for the comfort of their own mothers. Without this person in their life they begin to feel abandoned and could potentially take part in detrimental acts. Both Lourdes and Enrique exhibit an extreme amount of determination and ambition. These two important attributes are what it takes to overcome poverty and oppression. Lourdes was determined to support her children, even if from afar. Not only does this