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The problem of the twenty-first century is the problem of noncitizen othering. Be it in America, where a demagogue has risen to the Presidency on an anti–immigrant platform, or in Europe, where far–right political parties are gaining control over national politics. Constitutive to what injustice means for noncitizens is that the political environments pushes them […]

Noncitizenship and the case for illegalized persons

NOTE: This blog post was published on The Berkeley Blogs on January 24th, 2017. You can find the original post here. -ize (verb suffix): cause to be or conform to or resemble…cause to be formed into… (2): subject to a (specified) action…treat according to the method of…  — Merriam Webster Part I: Introduction As a […]

No Church in the Wild: The Politics of the Sanctuary Campus

NOTE: This blog post was published on the Berkeley Blog on November 23rd, 2016. You can find the original post here. “Lies on the lips of a priest/Thanksgiving disguised as a feast” — Jay-Z and Kanye West, No Church in The Wild (from Watch the Throne) It has been two weeks since the election that […]

Project Introduction “Other Borders: Undocumented Immigrants and Claims for Regularization”

Over the course of the next few months, I want to spell out what claims undocumented immigrants can make if we assume that the immigration system is just and the immigration system distributes its benefits in a procedurally fair way. For the purposes of this discussion, the benefit in question is the conferral of resident […]