Victor Romero's Alienated: Immigrant Rights, the Constitution ,and Equality PDF

By Victor Romero

ISBN-10: 0814775683

ISBN-13: 9780814775684

Throughout American background, the govt has used U.S. citizenship and immigration legislations to guard privileged teams from much less privileged ones, utilizing citizenship as a 8220:legitimat a 8221; proxy for in a different way invidious, and infrequently unconstitutional, discrimination at the foundation of race. whereas racial discrimination is never legally applicable this present day, profiling at the foundation of citizenship remains to be principally unchecked, and has in truth arguably elevated within the wake of the September eleven terror assaults at the usa. during this considerate exam of the intersection among American immigration and constitutional legislations, Victor C. Romero attracts our consciousness to a 8220;constitutional immigration legislations paradox 8221; that reserves yes rights for U.S. electorate simply, whereas concurrently purporting to regard everybody relatively below constitutional legislations despite citizenship.As a naturalized Filipino American, Romero brings an outsider's viewpoint to Alienated, forcing us to examine constitutional immigration legislations from the vantage element of individuals whose citizenship prestige is murky (either legally or from the perspective of different electorate and lawmakers), together with foreign-born adoptees, undocumented immigrants, travelers, overseas scholars, and comparable gender bi nationwide companions. Romero endorses an equality dependent analyzing of the structure and advocates a brand new theoretical and useful procedure that protects the person rights of non-citizens with no sacrificing their personhood.

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