By Victor C. 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 “legitimate” proxy for in a different way invidious, and infrequently unconstitutional, discrimination at the foundation of race. whereas racial discrimination is never legally applicable this present day, profiling at the foundation of citizenship continues to be mostly 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 consciousness to a “constitutional immigration legislation paradox” that reserves definite rights for U.S. voters in simple terms, whereas at the same time purporting to regard every person relatively 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 element 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, international scholars, and same-gender bi-national companions. Romero endorses an equality-based studying of the structure and advocates a brand new theoretical and functional process that protects the person rights of non-citizens with out sacrificing their personhood.
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This dragnet, however, apparently did not reveal any direct links to the terrorist acts. Undeterred, the Justice Department sought interviews with an additional five thousand men, most of whom were Muslims between the ages of eighteen and thirty-three, who had come to the United States on nonimmigrant visas since January 1, 2000. Akram and Johnson maintain that no evidence existed that any of those men were involved in terrorist activities. ”22 The psychological costs of race- and citizenship-based suspicion should not be underestimated.
Government to do what Philippine officials appear to do at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Manila. Before I board my Northwest Airlines flight to Detroit, my luggage is inspected several times, including once just before we board. At the boarding gate, all hand-carried items are subject to a thorough search and each individual is frisked and a metal detector is employed. Once cleared, anyone who leaves the secured area (to get something to eat or to use the bathroom) must undergo a full inspection to reenter.
On the other hand, is it fair to subject every single person from North Korea to increased scrutiny in the name of fighting terrorism when we are not (nor will we likely be) at war with North Korea? And what of North Koreans who might already be in this country? Should they all be deported; detained and screened for possible deportation; or interrogated about their links to terrorism? In what ways may our immigration laws requiring the exclusion or removal of noncitizens assist in the war on terrorism?
Alienated : immigrant rights, the constitution, and equality in America by Victor C. Romero