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"We Are Not Criminals": Immigration Reform, Racial Justice And Mass Incarceration, Rebecca Sharpless 2014 University of Miami

"We Are Not Criminals": Immigration Reform, Racial Justice And Mass Incarceration, Rebecca Sharpless

Rebecca Sharpless

This article is a critique of the standard practice of immigration law reformers and theorists of invoking a contrast between immigrants and criminals. “We Are Not Criminals” is a familiar refrain in the movement for immigration reform. Whether the issue is comprehensive immigration reform, heavy-handed law enforcement practices, or the escalation in immigration detention, many advocates, law reformers, and organizers argue for better treatment of immigrants by invoking a contrast with people convicted of a crime. While acknowledging the difficulties of making political gains in a society largely supportive of harsh penal responses to criminal activity, this article details the ...


How ‘Comprehensive’ Is The Comprehensive Immigration Reform Bill? S. 744 And Its Implications For Muslims, Arabs, South Asians, Somalis And Iranian Immigrants, Samira Afzali 2014 Hamline University

How ‘Comprehensive’ Is The Comprehensive Immigration Reform Bill? S. 744 And Its Implications For Muslims, Arabs, South Asians, Somalis And Iranian Immigrants, Samira Afzali

Hamline University's School of Law's Journal of Public Law and Policy

This article discusses the failure of the current immigration reform debate in addressing immigration policies that affect highly unpopular ethnic communities including Muslims, Arabs, South Asians, Somalis and Iranians. The current debate on immigration reform was heavily shaped and influenced by the 2012 presidential elections and both parties’ attempts to win the Hispanic vote. For this reason, the current discourse on immigration reform has focused on one segment of the population, albeit a diverse segment.

Since the Clinton Administration, Congress has passed legislation that converged national security interests with immigration law. The current debate on immigration reform fails to address ...


Narrowing The Scope Of Judicial Review For Humanitarian Appeals Of Deportation Orders In Canada, New Zealand And The United States, Timothy Philip Fadgen, Guy Charlton, Mark Kielsgard 2014 Hamline University

Narrowing The Scope Of Judicial Review For Humanitarian Appeals Of Deportation Orders In Canada, New Zealand And The United States, Timothy Philip Fadgen, Guy Charlton, Mark Kielsgard

Hamline University's School of Law's Journal of Public Law and Policy

The paper will compare the humanitarian and compassionate appeal provisions in relevant immigration law allowed to deportees in Canada, New Zealand and the United States. It argues that while recent changes in each of the countries have preserved the humanitarian appeals process, the basis of the appeal and judicial review have been dramatically narrowed by changes in legislation and case law. These changes have particularly limited the scope of judicial review and the ability of the courts to overturn administrative decisions regarding the fitness of an applicant to benefit from the appeal provisions.


Immigrants Unshackled: The Unconstitutional Use Of Indiscriminate Restraints, Fatma E. Marouf 2014 SelectedWorks

Immigrants Unshackled: The Unconstitutional Use Of Indiscriminate Restraints, Fatma E. Marouf

Fatma E Marouf

This Article challenges the constitutionality of indiscriminately restraining civil immigration detainees during removal proceedings. Not only are immigration detainees routinely placed in handcuffs, leg irons, and belly chains without any individualized determination of the need for restraints, but Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the prosecuting party, makes the decisions about the use of restraints, rather than the judge. After examining the rationale for the well-established prohibition against the indiscriminate use of restraints during criminal and civil jury trials, and discussing how some courts have extended this rationale to bench trials, this Article contends that ICE’s practice violates substantive and ...


International Surrogacy Is Dangerous And Unfair, Anne T. Gallagher AO 2014 SelectedWorks

International Surrogacy Is Dangerous And Unfair, Anne T. Gallagher Ao

Anne T Gallagher

A recent case of commercial surrogacy involving an Australian couple and a Thai surrogate sheds a rare light on the hidden and fundamentally unjust world of international commercial surrogacy.


Buying Time? False Assumptions About Abusive Appeals, Michael Kagan, Fatma Marouf, Rebecca Gill 2014 The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law

Buying Time? False Assumptions About Abusive Appeals, Michael Kagan, Fatma Marouf, Rebecca Gill

Catholic University Law Review

No abstract provided.


Flores-González, Nilda, Et. Al. Immigrant Women Workers In The Neoliberal Age., Linda M. Crawford PhD 2014 Salve Regina University

Flores-González, Nilda, Et. Al. Immigrant Women Workers In The Neoliberal Age., Linda M. Crawford Phd

Journal of Interdisciplinary Feminist Thought

No abstract provided.


‘Anchor/Terror Babies’ And Latina Bodies: Immigration Rhetoric In The 21st Century And The Feminization Of Terrorism, Carmen R. Lugo-Lugo, Mary K. Bloodsworth-Lugo 2014 Salve Regina University

‘Anchor/Terror Babies’ And Latina Bodies: Immigration Rhetoric In The 21st Century And The Feminization Of Terrorism, Carmen R. Lugo-Lugo, Mary K. Bloodsworth-Lugo

Journal of Interdisciplinary Feminist Thought

The post-9/11 era in the United States has revealed a specific fear about immigrants as terrorist threats. Although this fear manifests as a generalized one against any immigrant, when we analyze public discourse, we can find rhetorical patterns involving specific groups, with Latinos/as at center. U.S. public discourse typically conjures images of immigrants as terrorists, which are either genderless or male, and it is activated and cultivated in moments of national crisis (most recently, the 2013 Boston marathon bombing attacks). In this paper, we move beyond notions of immigrants as either genderless or male to discuss post-9 ...


Understanding Bobadilla V. Holder: A Pragmatic Approach To Analyzing Crimes Involving Moral Turpitude For Eighth Circuit Attorneys, Jocelyn E. Bremer 2014 Hamline University

Understanding Bobadilla V. Holder: A Pragmatic Approach To Analyzing Crimes Involving Moral Turpitude For Eighth Circuit Attorneys, Jocelyn E. Bremer

Hamline Law Review

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May It Please The Court, Jeri Zeder 2014 Boston College Law School

May It Please The Court, Jeri Zeder

Kari E. Hong

In a real federal appeals court,in real time, four students endure judges’ withering questions but introduce novel concepts and argue masterfully on behalf of their immigrant clients.

Feature on the Ninth Circuit Appellate Project in Boston College Law School Magazine


Food Deprivation: A Basis For Refugee Status?, James C. Hathaway 2014 University of Michigan Law School

Food Deprivation: A Basis For Refugee Status?, James C. Hathaway

Articles

It is commonplace to speak of those in flight from famine, or otherwise migrating in search of food, as “refugees.” Over the past decade alone, millions of persons have abandoned their homes in countries such as North Korea, Sudan, Ethiopia, Congo, and Somalia, hoping that by moving they could find the nourishment needed to survive. In a colloquial sense, these people are refugees: they are on the move not by choice, but rather because their own desperation compels them to pursue a survival strategy away from the desperation confronting their home communities.

The question addressed here is whether persons in ...


Migrant Workers' Access To Justice At Home: Nepal, Sarah Paoletti, Eleanor Taylor-Nicholson, Bandita Sijapati, Bassina Farbenblum 2014 University of Pennsylvania Law School

Migrant Workers' Access To Justice At Home: Nepal, Sarah Paoletti, Eleanor Taylor-Nicholson, Bandita Sijapati, Bassina Farbenblum

Faculty Scholarship

Nepal’s citizens engage in foreign employment at the highest per capita rate of any other country in Asia, and their remittances account for 25 percent of the country’s GDP. The Middle East is now the most popular destination for Nepalis--nearly 700,000 were working in the Middle East in 2011 on temporary labor contracts. For some Nepalis, working abroad provides much-needed household wealth. For others, their contributions to Nepal come at great personal cost. Migrant workers in the Gulf, for example, routinely report wage theft, lack of time off and unsafe and unhealthy working conditions. Some migrant workers ...


Who Is Patrolling The Border Of Ethical Conduct?: The Convergence Of Federal Immigration Attorneys, Benefit Fraud, And Model Rule 4.2, Erin E. Barrett 2014 College of William & Mary Law School

Who Is Patrolling The Border Of Ethical Conduct?: The Convergence Of Federal Immigration Attorneys, Benefit Fraud, And Model Rule 4.2, Erin E. Barrett

William & Mary Law Review

No abstract provided.


Transnational Citizenship: Critique And Proposals For A New Citizenship Approach, Goncalo Matias 2014 SelectedWorks

Transnational Citizenship: Critique And Proposals For A New Citizenship Approach, Goncalo Matias

Goncalo Matias

There is a growing tendency towards the devaluation of the concept of citizenship. It was perceived for many years as a key instrument of internal sovereignty. Once States become transparent as a consequence of globalization and global governance, internal instruments of sovereignty become less powerful.

This is particularly evident in the tendency which may be identified in both scholarly works and in State practice towards extending broader legal rights to non-citizens.

Scholars have developed several theories on the changing phenomena of citizenship. Some have declared the devaluation of citizenship, others have recognized the pulverization of its elements and others propose ...


Criminal Court, New York County, People V. Dejesus, Justin Goldberg 2014 Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center

Criminal Court, New York County, People V. Dejesus, Justin Goldberg

Touro Law Review

No abstract provided.


Military Commissions In America? Domestic Liberty Implications Of The Military Commissions Act Of 2006, Sean Riordan 2014 Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center

Military Commissions In America? Domestic Liberty Implications Of The Military Commissions Act Of 2006, Sean Riordan

Touro Law Review

No abstract provided.


Does The Legal Standard Matter? Empirical Answers To Justice Kennedy’S Questions In Nken V. Holder, Christopher J. Walker 2014 SelectedWorks

Does The Legal Standard Matter? Empirical Answers To Justice Kennedy’S Questions In Nken V. Holder, Christopher J. Walker

Christopher J. Walker

In response to Fatma Marouf, Michael Kagan & Rebecca Gill, Justice on the Fly: The Danger of Errant Deportations, 75 Ohio St. L.J. 337 (2014).

In Justice on the Fly: The Danger of Errant Deportations, Professors Fatma Marouf, Michael Kagan, and Rebecca Gill take on the ambitious task of answering the empirical questions posed by Justice Kennedy and others in Nken v. Holder with respect to the proper legal standard for judicial stays of removal in the immigration adjudication context. To answer these questions, the authors review, code, and analyze 1,646 cases in all circuits that hear immigration appeals ...


Refuge From Climate Change-Related Harm: Evaluating The Scope Of International Protection Following New Zealand’S Teitiota Judgment, Matthew Scott 2014 Lund University, Faculty of Law

Refuge From Climate Change-Related Harm: Evaluating The Scope Of International Protection Following New Zealand’S Teitiota Judgment, Matthew Scott

Matthew Scott

Extreme weather events have the potential to cause serious harm and can contribute to displacement. Such events are expected to increase in frequency and/or intensity as a consequence of climate change. It is therefore of concern that there is widely considered to be a protection gap when affected individuals cross an international border. However, apart from a handful of cases in Australia and New Zealand, the contours of this perceived gap have seldom been tested in practice. Most recently, the High Court of New Zealand in Teitiota v Chief Executive of the Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment described ...


Collateral Damage: Drug Enforcement & Its Impact On The Deportation Of Legal Permanent Residents, Wilber A. Barillas 2014 Boston College Law School

Collateral Damage: Drug Enforcement & Its Impact On The Deportation Of Legal Permanent Residents, Wilber A. Barillas

Boston College Journal of Law & Social Justice

The United States’ legislation and jurisprudence regulating the deportation of legal permanent residents is harsh by many standards. The harshness of the legal regime is particularly acute as it relates to minor drug crimes. Under current U.S. law, possession of a single pill of Xanax leads to mandatory detention and can even lead to deportation. This Note explores the impact that the United States’ drug policy has had on deportation law, the current legislative regime surrounding drug-based deportations, the changing landscape of drug enforcement, and the lack of meaningful protection that current legislation and jurisprudence affords permanent residents facing ...


Migrant Labor In The Arabian Gulf, Sara Hamza 2014 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Migrant Labor In The Arabian Gulf, Sara Hamza

EURēCA: Exhibition of Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement

The Exhibition of Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievement (EURēCA) is an annual event that showcases research and creative activities by currently enrolled undergraduate students in collaboration with a University of Tennessee, Knoxville faculty mentor.


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