Response: Immigration Law's New Frontiers
4 Pages Posted: 14 Jul 2014 Last revised: 22 Jul 2014
Date Written: March 11, 2014
This Essay responds to Stella Burch Elias’ article, The New Immigration Federalism, 74 Ohio St. L. J. 703 (2013). Elias’ analysis presents an insightful new way of looking at the landscape of immigration reform in the wake of the Supreme Court’s recent opinions in Arizona v. United States (2012) and Chamber of Commerce v. Whiting (2011). In contrast to the majority of legal scholarship emerging around these issues, Elias’ analysis shows that state, local, or subnational engagement in immigration regulation is not dead, but rather has shifted to previously unrecognized and overlooked areas. She closely parses this emerging legal landscape, and offers compelling support for her important new analysis.
Keywords: Immigration, Federalism, Arizona v. United States, Chamber of Commerce v. Whiting, state, local, subnational immigration regulation
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