08 November 2018

Thematic Focus: Nationality & Statelessness - Pt. 2 (Nationality)

Extending citizenship:

"'Complete equality': Refugees Find a Home – and Citizenship –  in Guinea-Bissau," The Guardian, 10 Oct. 2018 [text]

Good Practices in Nationality Laws for the Prevention and Reduction of Statelessness, Handbook for Parliamentarians, no. 29 (Inter-Parliamentary Union & UNHCR, Nov. 2018) [text]

"No Name, No Rights: The Long Road to Thai Citizenship," Thomson Reuters Foundation News, 3 Oct. 2018 [text]

"Pakistan's Imran Khan Pledges Citizenship for 1.5m Afghan Refugees," The Guardian, 17 Sept. 2018 [text]

Withdrawal of citizenship:

Featured Issue: Denaturalization Efforts by USCIS (AILA, Oct. 2018) [access]

Identity Denied: Citizenship Stripping in the Dominican Republic, Paperless People Podcast #5 (Institute on Statelessness and Inclusion, Oct. 2018) [access]

Painful Lessons of Stripping Citizenship Can Be Found Across the Globe (Just Security Blog, Nov. 2018) [text]

"The Return of Banishment," Part III of Debating Transformations of National Citizenship (Springer, 2018) [open access]
- "There is a growing trend in Europe and North America of using denationalisation of citizens as a counter-terrorism strategy. ... The contributors discuss the characterisation of citizenship as right versus privilege, the relevance of statelessness and dual nationality, the relative merits of citizenship versus human rights as normative framework, and the expansiveness of banishment itself as a concept."

"Stripping Naturalized Immigrants of Their Citizenship isn’t New," Smithsonian Magazine, 24 July 2018 [text]

(Un)Civil Denaturalization, Case Research Paper Series in Legal Studies Working Paper, no. 2018-9 (Case Western Reserve University, Aug. 2018) [text via SSRN]

U.S. developments: 

Ending Birthright Citizenship?

During a recent interview, the president indicated that he would like to end birthright citizenship via executive order. While no official policy for doing so is imminent, the proposal has generated significant commentary and analysis. Below is a sampling; for background, begin with this Vox explainer.

"The 14th Amendment and the History of Birthright Citizenship in the U.S.," NPR, 30 Oct. 2018 [text]

Ending Birthright Citizenship Could Put All Americans’ Nationality in Jeopardy (Immigration Impact Blog, Oct. 2018) [text]

Leading Constitutional Law Scholars Say Trump is Wrong if He Thinks He Can Eliminate Birthright Citizenship Through Executive Action (Center for American Progress, Oct. 2018) [text]

Reading the Plain Text of the Birthright Clause in the Fourteenth Amendment (Niskanen Center Blog, Nov. 2018) [text]

"Trump, Birthright Citizenship and the US Constitution," VOA News, 1 Nov. 2018 [text]

"Trump’s Plan to End Birthright Citizenship Has Been Tried Elsewhere. The Human Rights Abuses Were Horrific," Slate, 6 Nov. 2018 [text]

The White House Counsel and the Pending Birthright Citizenship Executive Order (Lawfare Blog, Oct. 2018) [text]

Inclusion of Citizenship Question on the 2020 Census

What to Know about the Citizenship Question the Census Bureau is Planning to Ask in 2020 (Pew Research Center, March 2018) [text]
- See also related Vox explainer.

"Census Citizenship Question Triggers Legal and Political Fallout," Migration Information Source, 24 Oct. 2018 [text]

"Citizenship Query a Threat to U.S. Census, Witness Says as Trial Kicks off," Reuters, 5 Nov. 2018 [text]

The Citizenship Question on the 2020 Census, Explained (Vox, March 2018) [text]

How the Census Citizenship Question Could Affect Future Elections (ACLU Blog, Oct. 2018) [text]

Related post:
- Thematic Focus: Nationality & Statelessness - Pt. 1 (Statelessness) (8 Nov. 2018)

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