Volume 38

From Dred Scott to Anchor Babies: White Supremacy and the Contemporary Assault on Birthright Citizenship

by Sandra L. Rierson
Section 1 of the Fourteenth Amendment guarantees “birthright citizenship”: “All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside.” Unrestricted birthright citizenship is under attack in America and must be defended to protect the nation’s future as […]

International Digital Nomads: Immigration Law Options in the United States and Abroad

by Scott Titshaw
Remote work has become common, allowing many people to choose to work anywhere with an adequate internet connection. Some are adopting a “digital nomad” lifestyle, moving with the seasons or years from place to place, including foreign locations. Yet, such international movement raises immigration and other legal issues. Many countries have adopted specific digital nomad […]

The Sixth Ground: Why Adding Gender/Sexuality to the Grounds for Asylum Would Better Serve the Needs of LGBT Asylum Seekers

by Nathan Schneider
Asylum law in the United States, especially the Particular Social Group (PSG) ground for asylum, has several problems that pose significant risks for LGBT asylees. The nature of the PSG designation leaves it ill-defined, provides too many elements of analysis to adequately meet these asylum seekers’ needs, and provides too many opportunities for their claims […]

Escaping the Silence: Identifying Asylum Pathways for Environmental Activists Based on Domestic Violence Precedent

by Chase Ford
Around the world, people are protesting against climate change and related environmental issues. This protest is welcomed in some areas, while activism can be deadly in others. When activists can no longer safely protest in their home country, they need a safe, legal means of escape. In the United States, asylum is one such means. […]