Source: Forced Migration Discussion List.
The Journal on Migration and Human Security, a publication of the Center for Migration Studies in New York, is pleased to release an article by Shaina Aber and Mary Small entitled, “Citizen or Subordinate: Permutations of Belonging in the United States and the Dominican Republic.” We are sending this message to you at the request of the authors. More information is available in the message below and at http://jmhs.cmsny.org.
New JMHS Article: “Citizen or Subordinate: Permutations of Belonging in the United States and the Dominican Republic”
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Donald Kerwin. Executive Editor
Breana George, Managing Editor
The Journal on Migration and Human Security, a publication of the Center for Migration Studies, announces the release of a new article: “Citizen or Subordinate: Permutations of Belonging in the United States and the Dominican Republic”, by Shaina Aber, Jesuit Conference of the United States and Mary Small, Jesuit Refugee Service/USA.
Birthright citizenship regimes are common in the Americas. However, birthright citizenship has been hotly contested in the United States and the Dominican Republic. In the Dominican Republic, the historical construction of national identity and anti-Haitian discourse has motivated a shift in law to deny citizenship to Dominican-born children of Haitian descent. In the United States, proposals to revoke birthright citizenship for the children of unauthorized immigrants stand little chance of success, but have nonetheless shifted the parameters of the immigration debate. The DREAMers in the United States and youth movements in the Dominican Republic seek to broaden concepts of societal belonging and membership, which may be the most effective way to safeguard birthright citizenship regimes.
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