In Defense of the Alien

Between 1978 and 2003, CMS published In Defense of the Alien, a collection of articles written by the leading experts in the field for CMS’s annual legal conference.  Combined, these volumes represent the most thorough treatment of immigration law and policy developments during this 26-year period.  They cover refugee and asylum issues, federal legislation (including the 1986 legalization program), family- and employment-based immigration, public benefit eligibility, post-9/11 immigration developments, and many other issues.  The complete set of In Defense of the Alien can be found in hundreds of libraries, but is now also available through the JSTOR archive as part of the Arts & Sciences X Collection.

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