By Victor Romero
Throughout American historical past, the govt has used U.S. citizenship and immigration legislation 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 day, profiling at the foundation of citizenship remains to be mostly unchecked, and has actually 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 recognition to a 8220;constitutional immigration legislations paradox 8221; that reserves definite rights for U.S. voters in simple terms, whereas concurrently purporting to regard everybody particularly below constitutional legislations despite citizenship.As a naturalized Filipino American, Romero brings an outsider's point of view to Alienated, forcing us to examine constitutional immigration legislation from the vantage element of individuals whose citizenship prestige is murky (either legally or from the point of view of alternative electorate and lawmakers), together with foreign-born adoptees, undocumented immigrants, travelers, overseas scholars, and comparable gender bi nationwide companions. Romero endorses an equality dependent studying of the structure and advocates a brand new theoretical and sensible technique that protects the person rights of non-citizens with no sacrificing their personhood.
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