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In Defense of Naturalization Reform

12 Pages Posted: 25 Feb 2009  

Arnold Rochvarg

University of Baltimore - School of Law

Date Written: March 6, 1996


In March 1996, a Symposium was held at Georgetown University Law School on the topic of reforming the naturalization process. Participating were members of Congress, professors, immigrant rights advocates, and representatives from several public policy think tanks. This article sets forth the argument that reform in the naturalization process is necessary, and disputes the arguments that proposed reforms "dumb down" and cheapen the naturalization process.

Keywords: naturalization, reform, immigration, symposiums, citizenship

JEL Classification: K19, K39, K49

Suggested Citation

Rochvarg, Arnold, In Defense of Naturalization Reform (March 6, 1996). Georgetown Immigration Law Journal, Vol. 10, No. 1, p. 43, 1996. Available at SSRN:

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