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By Victor Romero

Throughout American heritage, the govt. has used U.S. citizenship and immigration legislations to guard privileged teams from much less privileged ones, utilizing citizenship as a 8220:legitimat a 8221; proxy for differently invidious, and infrequently unconstitutional, discrimination at the foundation of race. whereas racial discrimination isn't legally applicable this day, profiling at the foundation of citizenship remains 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 realization to a 8220;constitutional immigration legislation paradox 8221; that reserves yes rights for U.S. electorate in basic terms, whereas concurrently purporting to regard everyone relatively below constitutional legislations despite citizenship.As a naturalized Filipino American, Romero brings an outsider's standpoint to Alienated, forcing us to examine constitutional immigration legislation from the vantage element of individuals whose citizenship prestige is murky (either legally or from the perspective of different 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 useful strategy that protects the person rights of non-citizens with no sacrificing their personhood.

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