Paul Meehan Combatting Restrictions on Immigrant Access to Public Benefits: a Human Rights Perspective 11 Georgetown Immigration Law Journal 389 (1997) Immigration into the United States, both documented and undocumented, has grown steadily over the past two decades and now exceeds one million persons per year. In a time of shrinking government budgets, stagnant or declining real wages, and job instability, immigration has again become a politically charged issue. Whether based on fact, fiction or... 1997
Diana Vellos Immigrant Latina Domestic Workers and Sexual Harassment 5 American University Journal of Gender & the Law 407 (Spring, 1997) My family's history is not uncommon. My ancestors immigrated from Central America to the United States in the mid 1960s through the early 1970s in search of a brighter future. Several of the women in my family accepted jobs as domestic workers when they first arrived in order to make ends meet. What they endured as immigrant domestic workers is a... 1997
Karen M. Longacher Losing the Forest for the Trees: How Current Immigration Proposals Overlook Crucial Issues 11 Temple International and Comparative Law Journal 429 (Fall 1997) Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door! [T]here must be a way to honor the country's founding ethic and overwhelmingly positive experience of immigration without potentially... 1997
Kevin R. Johnson Racial Hierarchy, Asian Americans and Latinos as "Foreigners," and Social Change: Is Law the Way to Go? 76 Oregon Law Review 347 (Summer 1997) A symposium entitled Citizenship and Its Discontents could not be more timely. The end of the twentieth century has been marked by a lengthy debate in the United States, as well as in nations around the world, on citizenship and national identity. In response to mounting concerns about changes attributed to new immigrants, Congress in 1996... 1997
Kevin R. Johnson The Antiterrorism Act, the Immigration Reform Act, and Ideological Regulation in the Immigration Laws: Important Lessons for Citizens and Noncitizens 28 Saint Mary's Law Journal 833 (1997) I. Introduction. 834 II. A History of Exclusion and Deportation of Political Undesirables. 841 A. The Haymarket Riots. 844 B. The Wobblies and the Palmer Raids. 846 C. The Communist Threat'. 850 1. Some Chilling Tales. 850 2. The War Against Harry Bridges. 857 D. Modern Efforts to Monitor Political Ideology. 860 1. The 1990 Act: Limits on and... 1997
Victor C. Romero The Congruence Principle Applied: Rethinking Equal Protection Review of Federal Alienage Classifications after Adarand Constructors, Inc. V. Peña 76 Oregon Law Review 425 (Summer 1997) Founded on the ideal of equality under the law for all people, the United States has long prided itself as a nation of immigrants. From the welcoming words of Lady Liberty to the metaphor of the melting pot, America's history is replete with images of an inclusive society dedicated to the proposition that all parties to its social contract are... 1997
Tanya Katerí Hernández The Construction of Race and Class Buffers in the Structure of Immigration Controls and Laws 76 Oregon Law Review 731 (Fall 1997) In the midst of current anti-immigration sentiment, which is motivating dramatic changes in the United States' immigration laws, there exists the myth that prior immigration laws were more equitable and humanitarian. Yet historical analysis reveals that immigration law has been put to uses far from idyllic, and has always been concerned with the... 1997
Enid Trucios-Gaynes The Legacy of Racially Restrictive Immigration Laws and Policies and the Construction of the American National Identity 76 Oregon Law Review 369 (Summer 1997) the ongoing struggle of defining what it means to be American has infected public policy and political debates in a manner that almost defies characterization. The rhetoric about the threats to the American way of life posed by noncitizens is linked to immigration policy because of a heightened awareness of the increased presence of noncitizens... 1997
Reviewed by Hiroshi Motomura Whose Immigration Law?: Citizens, Aliens, and the Constitution 97 Columbia Law Review 1567 (June 1, 1997) In Strangers to the Constitution, Professor Gerald Neuman explores the constitutional foundations of immigration law and aliens' rights in the United States. In this Essay, Professor Motomura explains that while Neuman makes a pathbreaking contribution to immigration law scholarship, much of his persuasiveness depends on two key premises. First,... 1997
Kenzo S. Kawanabe American Anti-immigrant Rhetoric Against Asian Pacific Immigrants: the Present Repeats the past 10 Georgtown Immigration Law Journal 681 (Summer, 1996) These words signify the ideal on which America, the nation of immigrants, was built. Whether in 1820 or 1996, through Ellis Island or Angel Island, the American immigrant, inspired by the hopes and dreams of a better life, has brought human capital to this nation. With the exception of Native Americans and indigenous Hawaiian Americans, most... 1996
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