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The President and Immigration Law

Adam Cox and Cristina M. Rodriguez


This book challenges the myth that Congress—not the President—controls immigration law, dictating who may come to the United States, and who may stay, in a detailed and comprehensive legislative code. Drawing on a wide range of sources—rich historical materials, unique data on immigration enforcement, and insider accounts of the nation’s massive immigration bureaucracy—it reveals how the President has become our immigration policymaker-in-chief over the course of two centuries. From founding-era debates over the Alien and Sedition Acts, to Jimmy Carter’s intervention during the Mariel boatlift ... More

Keywords: Congress, President, immigration policies, immigration enforcement, immigration bureaucracy, presidential crisis management, law enforcement, law enforcement, authority, immigration

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780190694364
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190694364.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Adam Cox, author
Professor of Law, New York University Law School

Cristina M. Rodriguez, author
Professor of Law, Yale Law School

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