Racism in Immigration Law: Introduction - The History of Racism in Immigration Law

The History of Racism in Immigration Law

This report provides an overview of the corpus of United States immigration that is rooted in racism. This chapter traces the history of racism in guiding and forming United States federal immigration law and policy. It examines the statutes with explicit or implicit racist terms or aims, case law that reinforced racism via statutory interpretation, and immigration policies and procedures that served and continue to serve to systemize and perpetuate disparate racial impacts in immigration. 

Working Groups Immigration
Contacts
Nareeneh Sohbatian
Immigration Pro Bono Supervisory Attorney at Winston
Harvey Reiter
Partner at Stinson LLP

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