San Diego Law Review

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Significant Developments in the Immigration Laws of the United States 1983-1984

Library of Congress Authority File


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This Synopsis outlines significant developments in immigration law from July 1983 through December 1984. The Supreme Court was very active in the area of immigration law during this period. In particular, the Court addressed important issues of asylum, suspension of deportation, and fourth amendment seizures. The lower courts focused on similar fundamental immigration issues that are of mounting concern in the United States. Failure to pass the Simpson-Mazzoli bill reflected congressional discord in the area of immigration reform.

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