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Being Stranger at Home: Citizen and Alien as 'Cross Categories' in the U.S. Facing Global Terrorism

Immigration and Right to Nationality (Jus Gentium Europaeum, ES, 2015)

Bocconi Legal Studies Research Paper Forthcoming

10 Pages Posted: 20 Jan 2017  

Graziella Romeo

Bocconi University - Department of Law

Date Written: December 20, 2014

Abstract

The essay discusses foreigners and citizens' status as a matter of national security concern. It firstly deals with immigration law and policy in the U.S. in the aftermath of 9/11. It then addresses citizens' status focusing on the phenomenon of foreign fighters. The Author argues that terrorism alters the link between citizens and the State, questioning the bond of allegiance and consequently the State responsibility to protect its citizens.

Keywords: foreign fighters, terrorism, immigration, national security

Suggested Citation

Romeo, Graziella, Being Stranger at Home: Citizen and Alien as 'Cross Categories' in the U.S. Facing Global Terrorism (December 20, 2014). Immigration and Right to Nationality (Jus Gentium Europaeum, ES, 2015); Bocconi Legal Studies Research Paper Forthcoming. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2901471 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2901471

Graziella Romeo (Contact Author)

Bocconi University - Department of Law ( email )

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Milan, 20136
Italy

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