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