Open Access Senior Thesis
Bachelor of Arts
© 2012 Alexandra R. Saslaw
This thesis begins with a historical analysis of the legal precedent which has granted the federal government exceptional power over immigration legislation, and demonstrates how that authority has expanded in the last half-century. It then proposes an alternative scheme which would embrace immigration federalism and allow states a larger, but still closely regulated, role in legislation over aliens.
Saslaw, Alexandra R., "One People, One Nation, One Power? Re-Evaluating the Role of the Federal Plenary Power in Immigration" (2012). CMC Senior Theses. 425.