Immigration Stories

ISBN-10: 158778873X
ISBN-13: 9781587788734
Edition: 2005
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Description: Immigration Stories brings together highly readable accounts, written by distinguished legal scholars, of 13 canonical cases that illustrate how immigration law is actually made. The authors illuminate the law's development by emphasizing the  More...

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Book details

List price: $45.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: West Academic
Publication date: 8/11/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 388
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.628
Language: English

Immigration Stories brings together highly readable accounts, written by distinguished legal scholars, of 13 canonical cases that illustrate how immigration law is actually made. The authors illuminate the law's development by emphasizing the choices made (and foregone) before and during each of the litigations, including choices by immigrants and advocacy groups, private and government lawyers, Congress, the executive branch, and judges. These accounts are concerned less with legal doctrine than with the human dramas and tactical decisions that surround and give shape to that doctrine. Designed to bring the law to vivid life, this book is highly recommended as a supplement to the traditional immigration law casebook.

David A. Martin, Warner-Booker Distinguished Professor of International Law at the University of Virginia, is a Migration Policy Institute nonresident fellow. He was special assistant to the State Department's assistant secretary for human rights and humanitarian affairs from 1978 to 1980; and general counsel of the INS from 1995 to 1998.

Introduction
Chae Chan Ping and Fong Yue Ting: The Origins of Plenary Power
Wong Wing v. United States: The Bill of Rights Protects Illegal Aliens
Wong Kim Ark: The Contest Over Birthright Citizenship
Harisiades v. Shaughnessy: A Case Study in the Vulnerability of Resident Aliens
The Long, Complex, and Futile Deportation Saga of Carlos Marcello
Afroyim: Vaunting Citizenship, Presaging Transnationality
Kleindienst v. Mandel: Plenary Power v. the Professors
Plyler v. Doe, the Education of Undocumented Children, and the Polity
Maria and Joseph Plasencia's Lost Weekend: The Case of Landon v. Plasencia
Adelaide Abankwah, Fauziya Kasinga, and the Dilemmas of Political Asylum
INS v. St. Cyr: The Campaign to Preserve Court Review and Stop Retroactive Deportation Laws
Hoffman Plastic Compounds, Inc. v. NLRB: The Rules of the Workplace for Undocumented Immigrants
Demore v. Kim: Judicial Deference to Congressional Folly
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