The Domestic Face of Globalization: Law’s Role in the Integration of Immigrants in the United States

Indiana Legal Studies Research Paper No. 196

OMNES: The Journal of Multicultural Society, Vol. 2 No. 2 (2011)

30 Pages Posted: 22 Oct 2011 Last revised: 5 Oct 2018

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Alfred C. Aman

Indiana University-Bloomington, Maurer School of Law

Graham Rehrig

Indiana University Maurer School of Law

Abstract

This article applies a global perspective to immigration in the United States, focusing in particular on law’s role in the integration of immigrants into U.S. society. The global perspective illuminates the relationship of immigration to other forms of transnationalism, as well as to the situation of non-immigrant minorities and the working poor. We review the history of immigration law in the United States as well as the main elements of current debate. Drawing on the Constitution’s guarantees of equal protection, as well as the preemption doctrine, we suggest specific ways in which immigration law might optimally evolve in the future. While communications and communications technology are not discussed at length in the paper, we suggest the context in which media pluralism is relevant to a multicultural society.

Keywords: globalization, immigration, integration, United States, civil rights, law reform

Suggested Citation

Aman, Alfred C. and Rehrig, Graham, The Domestic Face of Globalization: Law’s Role in the Integration of Immigrants in the United States. Indiana Legal Studies Research Paper No. 196. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1945825 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1945825

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Graham Rehrig

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