ISPS-CSI Special Event: “States as Immigration Battlegrounds: Implications for Federalism and Inequality”
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Description: Since 2004, the United States has seen a flurry of state and local laws dealing with immigration, and with unauthorized immigrants in particular. The momentum on these laws has recently shifted, from Arizona-type legislation that encourage “self-deportation” to California-style laws that promote immigrant integration. How are we to make sense of this new, evolving era of immigration federalism? What are the causes of this development? And what accounts for the varying success of restrictive and integrationist laws in federal court?
Pratheepan Gulasekaram and Karthick Ramakrishnan address these questions, and more, in their new book from Cambridge University Press, The New Immigration Federalism.
Pratheepan Gulasekaram is Associate Professor at Santa Clara University School of Law. He has published widely on immigration federalism and the constitutional rights of noncitizens both in popular media platforms and prominent legal journals. Before entering academia, Gulasekaram clerked for the U.S.Circuit Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit in New Orleans. He earned his BA at Brown University and his JD at Stanford Law School.
Karthick Ramakrishnan is Professor of Political Science and Associate Dean of the School of Public Policy at the University of California, Riverside. He directs the National Asian American Survey and AAPI Data, and has written numerous books and articles on civic participation and immigration policy. Ramakrishnan is founding editor of the Journal of Race, Ethnicity, and Politics (JREP) and provides frequent commentary on immigration and politics in news stories and op eds. He earned his BA at Brown University and his PhD at Princeton University.
This event is free and open to the public, but please RSVP HERE to attend and reserve lunch.