I am thrilled to announce that the second edition of my book, Crimmigration Law, is now available. As the first book to map how criminal law and immigration law intersected in the United States, Crimmigration Law has become a go-to resource for journalists, advocates, and students. Since the first edition of Crimmigration Law was published in 2015, the politics of the United States ricocheted, immigration agencies were thrown into overdrive, and legal institutions rattled. The second edition of Crimmigration Law tracks those developments from the Supreme Court to the border.
In the six years that it’s been available, Crimmigration Law has proven a valuable teaching tool in university seminars and clinics. It is also a helpful resource for criminal defense attorneys representing clients who are not U.S. citizens, immigration defense attorneys advising clients who have run up against criminal processes, and journalists looking to understand the legal groundwork on which much of present-day immigration policymaking occurs. The second edition promises to build on that foundation by updating readers through the early months of President Biden’s administration in the summer of 2021.
Initially, the book will be available exclusively from the publisher, the American Bar Association. After a few months it will be available from Amazon and other booksellers. An e-book version will be available starting August 15. Use discount code CRIMM20 on the ABA’s website to save 20 percent through September 30, 2021.
I am available to speak to community groups, bar associations, university classes, journalists, or advocates about this fast-developing area of law.