Along with my Capital University Law School colleague Professor Melinda Molina, I will be participating in an immigration law workshop next Monday at Capital University. The workshop will be part of the university’s Twentieth Annual Martin Luther King Day of Learning held on the university’s main campus in Bexley, Ohio.
Our workshop, Immigration Law in 2011: Where Are We and Where Might We Go?, is described as follows: The year 2010 closed with a flurry of advocacy for immigration liberalization and promises of greater scrutiny of immigration policies by the incoming Congress. Meanwhile, the Obama Administration spent billions of dollars arresting people suspected of immigration law violations and reported record-breaking numbers of deportations. This workshop will address how these developments fit into the history of immigration and discuss possibilities for future action.
This is a list of immigration resources (.docx file) that we plan to distribute:
Immigration in Ohio
National Immigration Law Center, E-Verify: Bad for Ohio’s Workers, Bad for Ohio’s Economy
Immigration Policy Center, New Americans in the Buckeye State
crImmigration.com (shameless plug!)
Daniel Kanstroom, Deportation Nation: Outsiders in American History (Harvard Press 2007)
Victor Romero, Alienated: Immigrant Rights, the Constitution, and Equality in America (NYU Press 2005)
Mae Ngai, Impossible Subjects: Illegal Aliens and the Making of Modern America (Princeton Press 2004)
Ramiro Martinez, Jr. & Abel Valenzuela, Jr., Immigration and Crime: Race, Ethnicity, and Violence (NYU Press 2006)
Kevin R. Johnson, Opening the Floodgates: Why America Needs to Rethink Its Borders and Immigration Laws (NYU Press 2007)
Kevin R. Johnson, The “Huddled Masses” Myth: Immigration and Civil Rights (Temple Press 2004)
Elizabeth Hull, Without Justice for All: The Constitutional Rights of Aliens (Greenwood Press 1985)
Huyen Pham & Pham Hoang Van, The Economic Impact of Local Immigration Regulation: An Empirical Analysis, 32 Cardozo Law Review 485 (2010),
Gabriel J. Chin & Marc L. Miller, Cracked Mirror: SB1070 and Other State Regulation of Immigration through Criminal Law, Arizona Legal Studies Discussion Paper No. 10-25 (Aug. 2010)
Goldwater Institute, Mission Unaccomplished: The Misplaced Priorities of the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office (Dec. 2, 2008)
Public Policy Institute of California, Crime, Corrections, and California: What Does Immigration Have to Do With It? (Feb. 2008)
Berkeley Center for Criminal Justice, Where is the Fire? Immigrants and Crime in California Where is the Fire?
Immigrants and Crime in California (Oct. 1, 2010)
This, of course, is a partial list at best. There is a great deal more extremely informative material available on immigration law and policy.