Immigration Law

Prosecuting Immigration

Ingrid V. Eagly - UCLA Law School

The criminal prosecution of immigration—principally for illegal entry and reentry, alien smuggling, and document fraud—has reached an all-time high.  Not since Prohibition has a single category of crime been prosecuted in such record numbers by the federal government.  Immigration, which now constitutes over half of the federal criminal workload, has… Read More »

Invisible and Involuntary: Female Genital Mutilation As A Basis For Asylum

Zsaleh E. Harivandi

Female genital mutilation (FGM), the practice of cutting or otherwise damaging the genitalia of women and girls, is a cultural tradition in some third-world countries.  Although the practice is widespread in parts of the world, many women and girls participate unwillingly.  After all, FGM has severe short- and long-term health… Read More »

Crossing Over: Why Attorneys (and Judges) Should Not be Able to Cross-Examine Witnesses Regarding Their Immigration Statuses for Impeachment Purposes

Colin Miller - The John Marshall Law School

You are sitting in an empty bar (in a town you’ve never before visited), drinking a Bacardi with a soft-spoken acquaintance you barely know.  After an hour, a third individual walks into the tavern and sits by himself, and you ask your acquaintance who the new man is.  “Be careful… Read More »

The Rights of Immigrants: An Optimal Contract Framework

Adam B. Cox & Eric A. Posner

It is bedrock policy that the government can treat citizens and noncitizens differently. Virtually no one believes that noncitizens should have the right to vote or to run for office. Many noncitizens—including tourists, business people, and the spouses of certain visa holders—do not even have the right to work or… Read More »

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