Thursday, February 25, 2010
Unlike tax, parking ticket, or even gun amnesties, amnesty for undocumented immigrants in connection with immigration reform has become something of a dirty word. Richard Boswell in a new article, "Crafting an Amnesty with Traditional Tools: Registration and Cancellation" 47 Harvard J. Leg. 175 (2010), skillfully demonstates how an amnesty -- now called an "earned legalization" in many current reform proposals -- has deep roots in immigration law.