Monika Batra Kashyap A CRITICAL RACE FEMINISM CRITIQUE OF IMMIGRATION LAWS THAT EXCLUDE SEX WORKERS: MOVING FROM THEORY TO PRAXIS 38 Berkeley Journal of Gender, Law & Justice 52 (2023) This Article is the first to apply a critical race feminism (CRF) critique to the current immigration law in the United States, Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) § 212(a)(2)(D)(i), which excludes immigrants for engaging in sex work. This Article will use critical historical methodology to center the role of women of color as the primary targets... 2023
Anthony J. DeMattee , Matthew J. Lindsay , Hallie Ludsin AN UNREASONABLE PRESUMPTION: THE NATIONAL SECURITY/FOREIGN AFFAIRS NEXUS IN IMMIGRATION LAW 88 Brooklyn Law Review 747 (Spring, 2023) For well over a century, immigration governance has occupied a constitutionally unique niche within American public law, where it is subject to substantially weaker constitutional constraints than apply in virtually every other context. When the federal government banishes a noncitizen from the country or detains her for months or years at a time,... 2023
Jonathan C. Augustine AND WHO IS MY NEIGHBOR?: A FAITH-BASED ARGUMENT FOR IMMIGRATION POLICY REFORM IN WELCOMING UNDOCUMENTED REFUGEES 66 Howard Law Journal 439 (Spring, 2023) When an alien resides with you in your land, you shall not oppress the alien. The alien who resides with you shall be to you as a citizen among you; you shall love the alien as yourself, for you were aliens in the land of Egypt. The January 6, 2021 insurrection at the Capitol in Washington, DC, revealed several things about the United States. In... 2023
Judy Tzu-Chun Wu , Ji Li CHINESE IMMIGRANT LEGAL MOBILIZATION IN THE UNITED STATES: THE 2020 EXECUTIVE BAN ON WECHAT AND CIVIL RIGHTS IN A DIGITAL AGE 30 Asian American Law Journal 51 (2023) On August 6, 2020, then U.S. President Donald Trump issued an executive order banning WeChat, the most popular social messaging app in China and the fifth most popular in the world. The President evoked national security as the justification for the ban. In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic and rising U.S.-China tensions, the public perceived... 2023
Kristine Quint FAULT LINES OF IMMIGRATION FEDERALISM: UNITED STATES v. TEXAS AND THE REVERSE-COMMANDEERING OF IMMIGRATION ENFORCEMENT POWER 27 Lewis & Clark Law Review 991 (2023) Federal supremacy over immigration enforcement is a primary tenet of U.S. immigration law. Despite this, states are now routinely, and often successfully, blocking executive immigration policy in federal court. One such case is United States v. Texas, in which the states argue that the Biden administration's enforcement priority guidelines inflict... 2023
Sandra L. Rierson FROM DRED SCOTT TO ANCHOR BABIES: WHITE SUPREMACY AND THE CONTEMPORARY ASSAULT ON BIRTHRIGHT CITIZENSHIP 38 Georgetown Immigration Law Journal 1 (Fall, 2023) [W]e remain imprisoned by the past as long as we deny its influence in the present. Section 1 of the Fourteenth Amendment guarantees birthright citizenship: All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. Unrestricted... 2023
Andrew Tae-Hyun Kim IMMIGRANT TORTS 57 U.C. Davis Law Review 1059 (December, 2023) In 2022, the Supreme Court effectively gutted a long-standing constitutional remedy for torts committed by federal officers. In the process, it seemingly immunized even the most serious abuses committed by Border Patrol agents. Such dramatic legal transformation has occurred despite--and perhaps because of--the soaring numbers of migrants at the... 2023
Fatma Marouf IMMIGRATION LAW'S MISSING PRESUMPTION 111 Georgetown Law Journal 983 (May, 2023) The presumption of innocence is a foundational concept in criminal law but is completely missing from quasi-criminal immigration proceedings. This Article explores the relevance of a presumption of innocence to removal proceedings, arguing that immigration law has been designed and interpreted in ways that disrupt formulating any such presumption... 2023
Lindsay Nash INVENTING DEPORTATION ARRESTS 121 Michigan Law Review 1301 (June, 2023) At the dawn of the federal deportation system, the nation's top immigration official proclaimed the power to authorize deportation arrests an extraordinary one to vest in administrative officers. He reassured the nation that this immense power--then wielded by a cabinet secretary, the only executive officer empowered to authorize these... 2023
Jennifer M. Chacón LEGAL BORDERLANDS AND IMPERIAL LEGACIES: A RESPONSE TO MAGGIE BLACKHAWK'S THE CONSTITUTION OF AMERICAN COLONIALISM 137 Harvard Law Review Forum 1 (November, 2023) What are the borderlands? In her brilliant and sweeping exploration of the constitution of American colonialism, Professor Maggie Blackhawk references the borderlands dozens of times. She ultimately looks to the borderlands for constitutional salvation, extracting six principles of borderlands constitutionalism that she urges us to reckon with... 2023
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