Crime, Immigration, and Ad Hoc Instrumentalism

@inproceedings{Sklansky2012CrimeIA,
  title={Crime, Immigration, and Ad Hoc Instrumentalism},
  author={David Alan Sklansky},
  year={2012}
}
Criminal law and immigration law were once entirely separate fields of governance, but over the last few decades the boundary between the two fields has grown less and less distinct. Immigration crimes now account for a majority of all federal prosecutions; deportation is widely seen as a key tool of crime control; immigration authorities run the nation’s largest prison system; and state and local law enforcement officers work hand in hand with federal immigration officials. This article traces… CONTINUE READING

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For an early argument along these lines - before September ii , zoor - see Maria Isabel Medina , The Criminalization of Immigration Law : Employer Sanctions and Marriage Fraud , 5 Geo . Mason L . Rev

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