Immigration and Refugee Law and Policy

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  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 7/9/2009
  • Publisher: Foundation Pr

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Since its initial publication in 1992, this casebook has been adopted at 172 U.S. law schools. It mixes theory, policy, and politics with practice-oriented materials that deal in doctrine, planning, and problem-solving. The authors make heavy use of policy analysis, fact problems, and simulation exercises. The new edition replaces the combination of the 4th edition and the 2007 Supplement. It incorporates the sweeping changes of the past two years. Highlights include: The various elements of comprehensive immigration reform - New policy materials on the immigration debate and official English - A revamped chapter on undocumented immigrants, including a new section on the desirability and constitutionality of state and local interventions - New developments on workplace raids, employer sanctions, and E-Verify - Expanded coverage of legalization - New disciplinary rules for immigration practitioners - Analysis of the recent criminalization of immigration law - Updates on gender-related persecution, FGM, and China's one-child policy - Discussion of the narrowing of the 'social group' definition by the BIA and the courts - EOIR controversies regarding consistency, independence, politicized hiring, and 'streamlining' The Supreme Court decision in Boumediene and its implications for the plenary power doctrine - New developments on same-sex marriages - The new labor attestation procedures for H-2As and H-2Bs - New scholarship on citizenship and the rights of LPRs - The Attorney General's Compean decision rejecting a constitutional right to effectivecounsel - The 'material support for terrorism' exclusion - Expansion of the visa waiver program - The Attorney General's Silva-Trevino decision on moral turpitude crimes - The Supreme Court decision in Nken on stays of removal pending judicial review - New case law on judicial review of denials of continuances and motions to reopen - Emergence of the 'fugitive disentitlement' doctrine barring judicial review - The Supreme Court decision in Nekusie on the duress exception to the persecutor exclusion.

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