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By Cecilia Menjívar, Daniel Kanstroom

The subject of "illegal" immigration has been an enormous element of public discourse within the usa and plenty of different immigrant-receiving nations. From the start of its glossy invocation within the early 20th century, the usually ill-defined epithet of human "illegality" has figured prominently within the media; in lively public debates on the nationwide, nation, and native degrees; and in presidential campaigns. during this choice of essays, individuals from various disciplines - anthropology, legislations, political technology, non secular reports, and sociology - research how immigration legislations shapes immigrant illegality, how the concept that of immigrant illegality is deployed and lived, and the way its strength is wielded and resisted. The authors finish that the present thought of immigrant illegality is wanting sustained critique, as cautious research will relief coverage discussions and bring about extra simply options.

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C. §§ 1531–1537 (1999). 24 Most legal permanent residents with criminal convictions who faced deportation were entitled to a hearing before an immigration judge who would weigh their criminal convictions against the impact that their deportation would have on the their families. IIRIRA eliminated such hearings for most legal permanent residents. Also, IIRIRA made permanent residents convicted of aggravated felonies ineligible for most forms of discretionary relief. This situation is aggravated by the broadening of the list of “aggravated 16 16 Cecilia Menjívar and Daniel Kanstroom before IIRIRA passed there were a total of 69,680 deportations.

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