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Immigration : Public Legislation and Private Bills - Bernadette Maguire

Immigration

Public Legislation and Private Bills

Hardcover Published: 1st July 1997
ISBN: 9780761807919
Number Of Pages: 600

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Immigration laws have encompassed a wide variety of purposes by reuniting families, invigorating the country with new skills, and rescuing victims of war. This book brings a human dimension to the enactment of these laws through a review of over 600 precedent private bill cases and their impact on public policy. It charts the legislative process of these cases, including the defeat of such controversial bills as Martina Navratilova's quest for expedited citizenship and the FBI's 1980 ABSCAM sting. Contents: What is a Private Bill?; Rules Governing Private Bills; The Process; Public Legislation and Private Bills; Controversy; Bibliography; Index.

There are few texts that even address the role and impact of private law, and no others that do so in anywhere near as systematic and thorough a way as Maguire's. Her book is a valuable resource not only for immigration experts, but also for scholars of the legislative process. -- Elizabeth Hull, Rutgers University There are few texts that even address the role and impact of private law, and no others that do so in anywhere near as systematic and thorough a way as Maguire's. Her book is a valuable resource not only for immigration experts, but also for scholars of the legislative process. -- Elizabeth Hull, Rutgers University

List of Figures
Foreword
Preface
What is a Private Bill?p. 1
Rules Governing Private Billsp. 9
Rules of the House Of Representativesp. 11
Senatep. 19
Committeesp. 20
Role of the Executive Branchp. 35
The Processp. 53
The Private Bill Process: "Real Life" Examplesp. 64
Public Legislation and Private Billsp. 69
Quotasp. 71
Exclusionp. 139
Naturalizationp. 179
Controversyp. 227
Summary Rules of Procedure and Policiesp. 251
INS and Committee on Judiciary Agreementsp. 253
Summary of Major Immigration Lawsp. 257
Precedents Case Summariesp. 261
Alphabetical Indexp. 431
Categorical Indexp. 465
Key to Categoriesp. 499
Endnotesp. 501
Statistical Notesp. 551
Glossaryp. 553
Bibliographyp. 557
Indexp. 561
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ISBN: 9780761807919
ISBN-10: 0761807918
Series: 5, Philosophy; 181
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 600
Published: 1st July 1997
Publisher: UNIV PR OF AMER
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.01 x 16.15  x 3.56
Weight (kg): 0.79