Toward Proportional Deportation

Emory Law Journal Online, Vol. 63 (2014)

6 Pages Posted: 1 Apr 2018

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Polly J. Price

Emory University School of Law

Date Written: November 1, 2014


In this essay in response to Angela M. Banks, The Normative and Historical Cases for Proportional Deportation, 62 Emory L.J. 1243 (2013), I discuss how Professor Banks’s contribution provides a compelling illustration of the disjuncture between citizenship status and long-term residence in U.S. immigration law. Congress unintentionally created this schism and this state of affairs need not be. But I also raise three additional questions: What are the best strategies to fix the problem? Should we consider detrimental effects of U.S. deportation decisions on other nations? If the United States eases its “war on drugs,” shouldn’t that be reflected in immigration law?

Keywords: deportation, citizenship, status, residence, immigration, citizen, alien, lawful permanent resident

Suggested Citation

Price, Polly J., Toward Proportional Deportation (November 1, 2014). Emory Law Journal Online, Vol. 63 (2014). Available at SSRN:

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