This comment examines the legal impediments on the congressional and presidential power to impose a blanket deprivation of federal civil service employment on aliens. The author begins by discussing the existence and scope of congressional power over aliens and the constitutional limitations. The author then discusses the President's statutory and constitutional authority to issue executive orders limiting employment in the competitive service to citizens and nationals of the United States . The author concludes that blanket prohibitions on alien federal civil service employment by either Congress or the President violate the constitutional mandate of due process of the law.
Mary A. Freeman,
Federal Civil Service Employment: Resident Aliens Need Not Apply,
San Diego L. Rev.
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