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Cause Lawyering and the State in a Global Era$
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Austin Sarat and Stuart Scheingold

Print publication date: 2001

Print ISBN-13: 9780195141177

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/0195141172.001.0001

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Cause Lawyering in the Shadow of the State

Cause Lawyering in the Shadow of the State

A U.S. Immigration Example

(p.117) Chapter 5 Cause Lawyering in the Shadow of the State
Cause Lawyering and the State in a Global Era

Susan Bibler Coutin

Oxford University Press

The protracted civil war in El Salvador during the 1980s led to a substantial increase in illegal migration into the U.S.A., and to a consequent economic dependency, despite U.S. anti‐immigration policy, on the remittances sent back to El Salvador by migrant workers. The situation that developed produced a fertile arena for cause lawyers engaged in supporting the rights of immigrants – not always working to adequate professional standards. Cause lawyers's advocacy work was not limited to helping immigrants discover loopholes in U.S. immigration law, but served to change the law itself through the mobilization of transnational constituencies.

Keywords:   cause lawyers, El Salvador, immigration, U.S.A

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