Nationality Bans

53 Pages Posted: 15 Jun 2019 Last revised: 2 Aug 2019

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Tally Kritzman-Amir

Harvard Law School

Jaya Ramji-Nogales

Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law

Date Written: June 4, 2019


This Article conducts a comparative analysis between the nationality bans that exist in both Israel and the United States. In exploring the similarities and differences between these two countries’ nationality bans, this Article critically evaluates the publicly projected rationales for the bans and argues that these bans promote blanket discrimination rather than effectuating their stated justifications. Furthermore, the comparison between these two nations’ approaches to nationality bans allows this Article to expose the damaging effects these types of bans can have beyond those directly involved in the immigration system while examining the potential threat of these temporary measures being prolonged.

Keywords: immigration, nationality, bans, discrimination, refugees, asylum

JEL Classification: K33, K37

Suggested Citation

Kritzman-Amir, Tally and Ramji-Nogales, Jaya, Nationality Bans (June 4, 2019). University of Illinois Law Review, Vol. 2019, No. 2, 2019, Temple University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2019-25, Available at SSRN:

Tally Kritzman-Amir

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