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Recovering the Face-to-Face in American Immigration Law

Southern California Review of Law and Societal Justice, Vol. 16, p. 319, 2007

52 Pages Posted: 5 Nov 2011  

Marie A. Failinger

Mitchell Hamline School of Law

Date Written: January 1, 2007

Abstract

Prof. Failinger’s article begins with stories of the Chinese Exclusion period and modern Arizona border immigration. Tracing Emmanuel Levinas’ argument about violence and totalization of the vulnerable Other as it is manifested in discriminatory legislation in these periods, she argues for a return to the Face-to-Face in deciding immigration requests for admission to the U.S. through a rubric of equitable guided discretion.

Keywords: Immigration, Department of Homeland Security, Chin Shee, Levinas

Suggested Citation

Failinger, Marie A., Recovering the Face-to-Face in American Immigration Law (January 1, 2007). Southern California Review of Law and Societal Justice, Vol. 16, p. 319, 2007. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1929540

Marie A. Failinger (Contact Author)

Mitchell Hamline School of Law ( email )

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St. Paul, MN 55105-3076
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