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Immigrant Victims, Immigrant Accusers, Michael Kagan 2015 University of Nevada, Las Vegas -- William S. Boyd School of Law

Immigrant Victims, Immigrant Accusers, Michael Kagan

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The U Visa program provides an immigration status to noncitizen victims of crime, which is essential to prevent unauthorized immigrants from being afraid to seek help from the police, and thus becoming easy prey for criminals. This visa falls into a category of immigration programs that grant benefits on the basis of victim status, rather than on family or employment connections to the United States. But the federal government structured the U Visa program so that in order to be protected as a victim, a person must also become an accuser. The U Visa thus implicates the rights of third ...


And Stay Out! The Dangers Of Using Anti-Immigrant Sentiment As A Basis For Social Policy: America Should Take Heed Of Disturbing Lessons From Great Britain's Past, Kevin C. Wilson 2014 University of Georgia School of Law

And Stay Out! The Dangers Of Using Anti-Immigrant Sentiment As A Basis For Social Policy: America Should Take Heed Of Disturbing Lessons From Great Britain's Past, Kevin C. Wilson

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

No abstract provided.


The Changing Tide Of Immigration Law: Equality For All?, Laurie M. Cochran 2014 University of Georgia School of Law

The Changing Tide Of Immigration Law: Equality For All?, Laurie M. Cochran

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

No abstract provided.


Does The European Convention On Human Rights Protect Refugees From "Safe" Countries?, Kathleen M. Whitney 2014 University of Georgia School of Law

Does The European Convention On Human Rights Protect Refugees From "Safe" Countries?, Kathleen M. Whitney

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

No abstract provided.


Lobue V. Christopher: Age-Old Separation Of Powers Debate Rages On As Court Rules Extradition Statute Unconstitutional, Joseph G. Silver 2014 University of Georgia School of Law

Lobue V. Christopher: Age-Old Separation Of Powers Debate Rages On As Court Rules Extradition Statute Unconstitutional, Joseph G. Silver

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

No abstract provided.


The Case Of Wang Zong Xiao V. Reno: The International Implications Of Prosecutorial Misconduct, William W. Tanner 2014 University of Georgia School of Law

The Case Of Wang Zong Xiao V. Reno: The International Implications Of Prosecutorial Misconduct, William W. Tanner

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

No abstract provided.


The Role Of Experts In Proving International Human Rights Law In Domestic Courts: A Commentary, Harold G. Maier 2014 University of Georgia School of Law

The Role Of Experts In Proving International Human Rights Law In Domestic Courts: A Commentary, Harold G. Maier

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

No abstract provided.


Refugee Law In Context: Natural Law, Legal Positivism And The Convention, Isaac Kfir 2014 Syracuse University

Refugee Law In Context: Natural Law, Legal Positivism And The Convention, Isaac Kfir

Isaac Kfir

The contemporary international refugee system was product of a desire to provide protection and assistance to those who have a well-founded fear of persecution, a somewhat sophistic term in the twenty-first century, which may explain why the system has become cumbersome, incoherent and divisive. One explanation for the tension within the refugee regime is that states—mainly western states—seek to reduce refugee applications while adhering and upholding their international obligations. Another explanation is that it is tensions between two legal traditions—natural law and legal positivism—that are shape the international refugee law that have led to the crisis ...


Voiceless Victims: Sex Slavery And Trafficking Of African Women In Western Europe, Melanie R. Wallace 2014 University of Georgia School of Law

Voiceless Victims: Sex Slavery And Trafficking Of African Women In Western Europe, Melanie R. Wallace

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

No abstract provided.


The Ill Effects Of A United States Ratification Of The Hague Convention On Protection Of Children And Co-Operation In Respect Of Intercountry Adoption, Gina M. Croft 2014 University of Georgia School of Law

The Ill Effects Of A United States Ratification Of The Hague Convention On Protection Of Children And Co-Operation In Respect Of Intercountry Adoption, Gina M. Croft

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

No abstract provided.


The Impact Of New Policies Adopted After September 11 On Lawful Permanent Residents Facing Deportation Under The Aedpa And Iirira And The Hope Of Relief Under The Family Reunification Act, Yen H. Trinh 2014 University of Georgia School of Law

The Impact Of New Policies Adopted After September 11 On Lawful Permanent Residents Facing Deportation Under The Aedpa And Iirira And The Hope Of Relief Under The Family Reunification Act, Yen H. Trinh

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

No abstract provided.


Brian H. Stuy (With Foreward By David Smolin), Open Secret: Cash And Coercion In China's International Adoption Program, Brian H. Stuy 2014 SelectedWorks

Brian H. Stuy (With Foreward By David Smolin), Open Secret: Cash And Coercion In China's International Adoption Program, Brian H. Stuy

David M. Smolin

Open Secret is a documentation and analysis of seriously abusive practices in China's intercountry adoption system. The article describes three kinds of abuses: baby-buying programs at Chinese orphanages, "confiscations" of children by population control officials, and "education" programs in which orphanages falsify the ages and family situation of teenagers in order to make them paper eligible for intercountry adoption. The article questions the effectiveness of the Hague legal regimen for intercountry adoption, particularly in the context of China. A brief foreward by David Smolin places Brian Stuy's extensively-researched article about adoptions from China in a broader context.


The Rise Of Speed Deportation And The Role Of Discretion, Shoba S. Wadhia 2014 Penn State Law

The Rise Of Speed Deportation And The Role Of Discretion, Shoba S. Wadhia

Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia

In 2013, the majority of people deported never saw a courtroom or immigration judge, and instead were quickly removed by the Department of Homeland Security. The policy goals of speed deportation are economic because government resources like a trial attorney, immigration judge and a fundamentally fair hearing are saved. Higher deportation numbers may also benefit the image the government seeks to portray to policymakers who support amplified immigration enforcement. However, the human consequences of speed deportation are significant and can result in the ejection of people who qualify for relief before an immigration judge or otherwise present strong equities like ...


Invisible No More: Domestic Workers Organizing In Massachusetts And Beyond, Natalicia Tracy, Tim Sieber, Susan Moir ScD 2014 University of Massachusetts Boston

Invisible No More: Domestic Workers Organizing In Massachusetts And Beyond, Natalicia Tracy, Tim Sieber, Susan Moir Scd

Labor Studies Faculty Publication Series

Domestic workers across the country are making it clear that, even in a difficult political environment, it is possible to make gains for low-wage workers. For the first time in many, many decades, domestic workers are finding ways to win. They are creat
ing policy change that will improve the lives of hundreds of thousands of workers in tangible and substantial ways. The 2014 Massachusetts Domestic Workers’ Bill of Rights is the most expansive codification of rights for this long-overlooked part of the labor force ever to be enacted. In one sense, there is nothing new about domestic workers organizing ...


A Tale Of Two Appellations: A Comparative Study Of International Agreements And Prevailing Law Impacting The Availability Of Seasonal Employees For The Wine-Grape Harvest In California's Napa Valley And France's Bordeaux Appellation, Michael K. Edmonson 2014 University of Georgia School of Law

A Tale Of Two Appellations: A Comparative Study Of International Agreements And Prevailing Law Impacting The Availability Of Seasonal Employees For The Wine-Grape Harvest In California's Napa Valley And France's Bordeaux Appellation, Michael K. Edmonson

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

No abstract provided.


Educating The Undocumented: Providing Legal Status For Undocumented Students In The United States And Italy Through Higher Education, Laura J. Callahan Ragan 2014 University of Georgia School of Law

Educating The Undocumented: Providing Legal Status For Undocumented Students In The United States And Italy Through Higher Education, Laura J. Callahan Ragan

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

No abstract provided.


Citizenship In Red And Yellow: Elk V. Wilkins And United States V. Wong Kim Ark, Bethany Berger 2014 SelectedWorks

Citizenship In Red And Yellow: Elk V. Wilkins And United States V. Wong Kim Ark, Bethany Berger

Bethany Berger

American Indians and ethnic Chinese played outsized roles in the transformation of citizenship in the late nineteenth century, shaping debates and providing patterns as the geographic, racial, and ideological borders of citizenship hardened and the federal role and discretion in policing them expanded. Today, this transformation influences everything from the treatment of children of undocumented immigrants to tribal land, sovereign, and treaty rights to the status of U.S. island territories. This Article examines these changes and what they meant for the individuals and communities involved through the lenses of Elk v. Wilkins and United States v. Wong Kim Ark ...


The Perception Of The Economy Influencing Public Opinion On Immigration Policy, Jeff Sanchez 2014 Chapman University

The Perception Of The Economy Influencing Public Opinion On Immigration Policy, Jeff Sanchez

e-Research: A Journal of Undergraduate Work

Does the majority express interest concerning immigration on the basis of perceived personal economic circumstance and security, or on the basis of its perception of the state of the national economy? This study explains how perception of the state of the economy influences opinion on immigration policy. This study finds that an individual's preferences for varying immigration policies are rooted in his or her perception of the state of the national economy, rather than being narrowly determined by his or her perception of their own economic circumstance and security.


"Welcome To Europe, Which Has Always Been Yours": Are Bulgarians And Gypsies Second Class Citizens?, Adriana Hristova 2014 University of Georgia School of Law

"Welcome To Europe, Which Has Always Been Yours": Are Bulgarians And Gypsies Second Class Citizens?, Adriana Hristova

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

No abstract provided.


Deterrence To Hiring Illegal Immigrant Workers: Will The New Employer Sanction Provisions Work?, Stephanie E. Steele 2014 University of Georgia School of Law

Deterrence To Hiring Illegal Immigrant Workers: Will The New Employer Sanction Provisions Work?, Stephanie E. Steele

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

No abstract provided.


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