The Law of mmigration and Crime

Title

The Law of mmigration and Crime

Editor(s)

Sandra M. Bucerius & Michael Tonry

Files

Description

Cycles of fear over perceived undesirables have fueled a thickening entanglement between immigration and criminal law in the United States. Surging criminalization and prosecution of immigration violations, expanding crime-related bases for exclusion and deportation, and the broadening powers to detain and investigate have reshaped the criminal law’s connections to immigration. Immigration law has increasingly permeated and permuted criminal law and procedure. Conversely, criminal-law consequences have transformed civil immigration law. Courts have pushed back on some of the dangers of fierce popular passions in the criminal immigration context. Ultimately, however, the future of this murky and precarious domain depends on finding a way to bridge fierce divides in the political branches.

Title of Book

The Oxford Handbook of Ethnicity, Crime, and Immigration

ISBN

9780199859016

Publication Date

12-30-2013

Document Type

Book Chapter

Publisher

Oxford University Press

City

New York

Keywords

criminal justice, racial discrimination

Disciplines

Civil Rights and Discrimination | Criminal Law | Immigration Law