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The Rights of aliens and refugees : the basic ACLU guide to alien and refugee rights
Carliner, David.
Second edition, completely revised and up-to date.
Publication Information:
Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, [1990]

Physical Description:
xvii, 240 pages ; 18 cm.
General Note:
Rev. ed. of: The rights of aliens and refugees / David Carliner. 1977.
Reading Level:
1580 Lexile.
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KF4800 .R54 1990 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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Virtually all the protections written into the Constitution are stated in universal terms applicable to all persons, aliens as well as citizens. The disparate treatment given to aliens has come largely from legislative acts of the state and federal governments during periods of hostility toward immigrants of differing racial and ethnic origin and against persons regarded as disloyal in times of war and ferment.

Using a question-and-answer format, this book attempts to define the rights of aliens in the United States under existing laws. It will help aliens and those who assist them to know, to understand, to exercise those rights, and to extend their opportunities to function as full members of the American community.

Table of Contents

I Aliens, Citizens, and Nationalsp. 1
II The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986p. 8
III The Right to Refugee Protectionp. 46
IV The Rights of Aliens to Enter the United States, and in Exdusion Proceedingsp. 55
V The Right of Aliens to Remain in the United Statesp. 90
VI The Rights of Aliens in Deportation Proceedingsp. 116
VII Registration, Criminal Laws, and Extraditionp. 163
VIII The Rights of Alien Studentsp. 170
IX The Right of Aliens to Workp. 179
X The Right of Aliens to Own Propertyp. 191
XI Aliens and Taxesp. 201
XII Aliens and Military Servicep. 210
XIII The Right of Aliens to Receive Government Benefitsp. 214
XIV The Right of Aliens to Become Citizensp. 225"