Comment: Nationality Law
Immigration Daily has always covered both immigration law matters and nationality law matters, these topics being intimately inter-related as seen in the name of the organic act itself, the Immigration and Nationality Act. At one time, AILA was called "AINL", the Association for Immigration and Nationality Lawyers, in recent years, the association does not seem much concerned with nationality law, which involves, for instance, issues connected with native born US citizens obtaining US passports. One critical application of nationality law deals with whether derivative citizens, such as Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), qualify under the Constitution's "natural born" citizen language to run for President. The answer, according to a scholarly article we carry today, appears to be YES, albeit by action of statute, in terms of applicability. In a work up to his usual scholarly standards, Gary Endelman shows that jus sanguinis is also in the American tradition, complementing jus soli. In this age of globalization, more and more derivative citizens will likely become prominent in American politics, and in both parties. Some of them, will, in coming years, consider running for President. These derivative citizens should not be questioned as to their eligibility - the legal precedents appear quite weighty. We hope that Mr. Endelman's article will assuage those with legal doubts about such natural born derivative citizens' Constitutional standing to run. We encourage all those interested in nationality law to read the article, which brings scholarship on this subject up to date. Share your thoughts by writing to editor@ilw.com.

Article: Relax, He Can Run: "Natural Born Citizenship" and Presidential Eligibility by Gary Endelman

Article: It's Better Than Ever to be a Regional Center by H. Ronald Klasko

Blogging: Global Mobility Book - Forward by Gyan Nagpal

Blogging: In Search of the ICE Agent Who "Outed" Obama's Aunt by Jason Dzubow

Bloggings by Matthew Kolken:  Only 14% of ICE Detainers Target Serious Criminals,  Rep. Roybal-Allard Introduces Bill to Protect Human Rights at the Border

Blogging: More Frustration Over President's Refusal to Stop Deportations by Roger Algase

News: USCIS Publishes Policy Memo on Exception to the Two Year Custody and Two Year Residency Requirement for Abused Adopted Children

Focus: The Removal Book - New Edition at a Discounted Price!
ILW.com is pleased to announce the newest edition of The Removal Book at a discounted price! The Editor is Priscillia Suntoso and Authors include Nadeen Aljijakli, Josh Bardavid, Philip Eichorn, Aga Haupt, Lauren Kosseff, Matthew Kriezelman, Michelle Mendez, Lory Rosenberg, Jason Schaffer, Kimberly Sutton, The curriculum is as follows:

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ComingsNGoings: Immigration Event
October 7 - 6:00pm-8:00pm - Immigrants' List, the country's largest and oldest pro-immigration PAC, is hosting a cocktail reception at the Kramer Levin offices in midtown Manhattan honoring Andrew Sullivan, America's preeminent political blogger and commentator, and Ira Kurzban, a former President of AILA and founder of Immigrants' List. A contribution of $50 or higher is required. Advance registration must be made through Ted Ruthizer (truthizer@kramerlevin.com or 212-715-9421) or his assistant Penny Johnakin (pjohnakin@kramerlevin.com or 212-715-7592)


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