Immigration Law

Solangel Maldonado, Illegitimate Harm: Law, Stigma, and Discrimination Against Nonmarital Children

63 Fla. L. Rev. 345 (2011)| |  | | ABSTRACT :: No one would dispute that for most of U.S. history, nonmarital children suffered significant legal and societal discrimination. Although many individuals believe that the legal disadvantages attached to “illegitimate” status have disappeared in the last forty years, this Article demonstrates that the law continues to […]

Andres Healy, Adjudicators, Not Legislators: Eleventh Circuit Declines Opportunity to "Breathe Further Life" Into § 212(c) Deportation Relief

62 Fla. L. Rev. 559 (2010) | | | | CASE COMMENT :: As a boy, De la Rosa had come to the United States from the Dominican Republic in search of a better life. Over the next twenty years, he built that life. Now, as a man, he asked for only one thing-the opportunity […]

Sapna Kumar, The Other Patent Agency: Congressional Regulation of the ITC

61 Fla. L. Rev. 529 (2009) | | | | ABSTRACT :: The United States International Trade Commission has recently experienced a dramatic increase in patent infringement investigations under § 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930. In fact, the number of patent enforcement actions submitted to the ITC has nearly doubled in the last […]

David A. Karp, Setting the "Persecutor Bar" for Political Asylum after Negusie: Negusie v. Holder, 129 S. Ct. 1159 (2009)

61 Fla. L. Rev. 933 (2009) | | | | INTRODUCTION :: After night fell in the port city of Massawra, Eritrea, Daniel Girmai Negusie slipped out of the military prison where he had been held for four years. During the day, he hid at a friend’s house; at night, he swam out to container […]

Huyen Pham, When Immigration Borders Move

61 Fla. L. Rev. 1115 (2009) | | | | ABSTRACT :: With recent immigration enforcement efforts, we have created a completely new paradigm of moving borders: laws, enacted at all levels of government, that require proof of legal immigration status in order to obtain a driver’s license, a job, rental housing, government need-based assistance, […]

Natalie Liem, Mean What You Say, Say What You Mean: Defining the Aggravated Felony Deportation Grounds to Target More than Aggravated Felons

59 Fla. L. Rev. 1071 (2007) | | | | INTRODUCTION :: Jose Rodriguez is one of the lucky ones. Rodriguez, a legal permanent resident of the United States since 1990, was arrested in May 2003 for possession of less than one gram of cocaine. Rodriguez pleaded no contest and was sentenced to probation. Nearly […]