Reflections on Watson v. Holder: The Dog that Didn't Bark

18 Bender's Immigration Bulletin 187 (2013)

Boston College Law School Legal Studies Research Paper No. 313

7 Pages Posted: 7 Aug 2013 Last revised: 13 Sep 2013

Laura Murray-Tjan

Boston College Law School

Date Written: February 15, 2013

Abstract

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

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

Laura Murray-Tjan (Contact Author)

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