The passage of the the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 and the practices of the INS have forced the civil rights movement to take up the defense of the undocumented and to look to local governments to play an important role in that defense. Those of us who profess to protect civil rights cannot afford once again to discriminate against some arbitrarily selected group of persons living in the United States in order to protect other, somehow “more deserving” or “true” Americans. The civil rights movement can ill afford to treat undocumented persons as it treated Japanese Americans during World War II. Similarly, it cannot regret its error only when too many years have passed to rectify the problem.
Article discusses the problems in asylum claims and focuses on the legislative and judicial framework to decide them.
Labor organizing privilege is not a magic bullet that will secure the rights of workers to organize and collectively bargain. Employers will continue to resist the efforts of their workers to organize.
Introduces Review of Law and Social Change colloquium on Social Welfare Policy and Law, as well as the agenda for each day of the colloquium.
DOJ guidance for mentally impaired detainees in immigration removal proceedings should be amended to provide counsel at earlier signs of incompetence.