The Resource Immigrants and the right to stay, Joseph H. Carens

Immigrants and the right to stay, Joseph H. Carens

Label
Immigrants and the right to stay
Title
Immigrants and the right to stay
Statement of responsibility
Joseph H. Carens
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Immigration is one of the most hotly contested issues in American politics. Joseph H. Carens grounds the debate in public reason. He argues that unauthorized migrants who have settled in the United States for a significant period of time have become members of society and gained a right to stay. To deny them that right is antithetical to liberal democracy. Carens challenges even the most committed restrictionists to rethink their position. He calls for a statute of limitations on immigration violations and relates stories of long-settled migrants that show the stark moral calculus of social membership. While Carens acknowledges that no moral claim is absolute and that nations have a right to control their borders, he contends that the harm done by the indefinite threat of deportation is disproportionate to the original offense. Six experts--Alexander Aleinikoff, Linda Bosniak, Jean Bethke Elshtain, Douglas Massey, Mae Ngai, and Carol Swain--respond to Carens. In a debate that draws out a full range of views on immigration policy, some argue he goes too far. Others believe his proposal would fail to protect the rights of all immigrants
Member of
Cataloging source
OCLCE
Dewey number
325.73
Index
no index present
LC call number
JV6483
LC item number
.C37 2010eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
A Boston Review book
Label
Immigrants and the right to stay, Joseph H. Carens
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn742418605
Extent
1 online resource (114 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781283118996
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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22573/ctt59pvvm
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b26284856
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)742418605
  • pebcs0262289288

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