Current immigration law in the United States is rife with racially motivated biases necessitating immediate correction. Among the many problems with current law, constitutional rights are withheld from a large populace. This article reflects upon the history of immigration law in the United States, noting key decisions which have formed the status quo. This article also proposes remedies such as the cessation of infringement by government agents on the property rights that affected immigrants have on their own bodies and a modern-day amnesty reflective of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. This article also introduces Bernadette Atuahene’s concept of dignity takings to immigrant rights and proposes that reform proposals include dignity restorations for the “invisible” immigrant community and their affected families.
December 6, 2019
The Scholar: St. Mary's Law Review on Race and Social Justice
Dignity Takings in Leviathanic Immigration Proceedings,
Available at: https://commons.stmarytx.edu/thescholar/vol21/iss3/3
St. Mary's University School of Law
Riley F. Tunnell
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