18 Bender's Immigration Bulletin 187 (2013)
7 Pages Posted: 7 Aug 2013 Last revised: 13 Sep 2013
Date Written: February 15, 2013
Case law rules governing derivation of citizenship may not be changed retroactively. Because derivation of citizenship is automatic, the courts are powerless to “erase” derivation that occurred prior to reinterpretation of citizenship statutes.
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation
Murray-Tjan, Laura, Reflections on Watson v. Holder: The Dog that Didn't Bark (February 15, 2013). 18 Bender's Immigration Bulletin 187 (2013); Boston College Law School Legal Studies Research Paper No. 313. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2306680