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Migration & Refugees


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Immigration Admissions

The Search for Workable Policies in Germany and the United States

Edited by Kay Hailbronner, David A. Martin and Hiroshi Motomura

296 pages, bibliog., index

ISBN  978-1-57181-126-4 $120.00/£85.00 Hb Published (December 1997)

ISBN  978-1-57181-408-1 $34.95/£24.00 Pb Published (July 2000)


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There is general agreement today that traditional approaches to immigration admissions in the major receiving countries of the West have serious shortcomings either in concept or implementation, or at times in both. These essays, all written by leading immigration experts, consider the philosophical and moral constraints on immigration law and policy, the basic elements of a comprehensive migration policy, and specific policy areas, including family reunification and asylum. Taken together, these perspectives represent a fresh, comparative look at some of the most urgent issues in this pivotal area of law and policy.

Kay Hailbronner is professor of international law, European law, and constitutional law at the University of Konstanz and director of the Research Center of European and International Law of Immigration and Asylum at that institution. He is the author of numerous books and articles on immigration and asylum matters, among them Current Asylum in Germany (University of California, Berkeley, 1995).

David A. Martin is Henry L. & Grace Doherty Professor of Law at the University of Virginia. From 1978 to 1980 he served in the Human Rights Bureau of the U.S. Department of State, and in August 1995 he took leave from the university to become general counsel of the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS). Work on his chapter in this volume was virtually complete before he assumed that office, and he was not involved in the final shaping of the project’s policy recommendations or the conclusions printed in this volume. In any case, the opinions expressed therein do not necessarily represent the views of the INS, the Department of Justice, or the U.S. government.

Hiroshi Motomura has been a professor of law at the University of Colorado School of Law in Boulder since 1982. Before that, he was an attorney in Washington, D.C., with a practice that included immigration law matters. He writes and lectures extensively on immigration law and policy topics, with an emphasis on constitutional issues. Publications include the law school casebook Immigration: Policy and Process (with T. Alexander Aleinikoff and David A. Martin; 3d ed. 1995) and the articles “The Curious Evolution of Immigration Law: Procedural Surrogates for Substantive Constitutional Rights” (Columbia Law Review 1992) and “Immigration Law after a Century of Plenary Power: Phantom Constitutional Norms and Statutory Interpretation” (The Yale Law Journal 1990).

Subject: Refugee & Migration Studies
Area: Germany North America

LC: JV6483 .M54 1997 vol. 3

BL: DS 99/29319

BISAC: SOC007000 SOCIAL SCIENCE/Emigration & Immigration; LAW032000 LAW/Emigration & Immigration

BIC: JFFN Migration, immigration & emigration; LNDA1 Immigration law




Contents

Introduction
Kay Hailbronner and Hiroshi Motomura

PART I: THE ETHICS OF IMMIGRATION

Chapter 1. The Philosophy and the policy Maker: Two Perspectives on the Ethics of Immigration with Special Attention to the Problems of Restricting Asylum
Joseph Carens

PART II: IMMIGRATION ADMISSIONS

Chapter 2. Comprehensive Migration Policy: the Main Elements and Options
Jörg Monar

Chapter 3. The Family and Immigration: a Road Map for the Ruritanian Lawmaker
Hiroshi Motomura

Chapter 4. Readmission Agreements
Olaf Reermann

Chapter 5. Migration Return policies and Countries of Origin
Rosemarie Rogers

Chapter 6. Is the 1951 Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees Obsolete?
Joan Fitzpatrick

Chapter 7. Refugee Definition
Rainer Hofmann

Conclusion: Immigration Admissions and Immigration Controls
Kay Hailbronner, David A. Martin and Hiroshi Motomura

Notes on Contributors
Bibliography
Index

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