By Victor Romero
Throughout American heritage, 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 differently invidious, and sometimes unconstitutional, discrimination at the foundation of race. whereas racial discrimination is never legally appropriate at the present time, profiling at the foundation of citizenship continues 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 cognizance to a 8220;constitutional immigration legislations paradox 8221; that reserves yes rights for U.S. voters in simple terms, whereas at the same time purporting to regard every person rather 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 legislations from the vantage aspect of individuals whose citizenship prestige is murky (either legally or from the perspective of alternative voters 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 sensible procedure that protects the person rights of non-citizens with no sacrificing their personhood.
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