Principles of Federalism and Convictions for Immigration Purposes
36 Immigration and Nationality Law Review 3 (2016)
43 Pages Posted: 28 May 2017 Last revised: 30 Jun 2017
Date Written: 2016
In this article, I argue that while Congress possesses broad plenary authority to pass legislation concerning immigration, recent U.S. Supreme Court precedent — most notably the Court’s 2013 decision in United States v. Windsor — signals a rare moment when the judiciary may be receptive to a constitutional challenge to the Immigration and Nationality Act's federal conviction definition.
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