San Diego Law Review

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In this Article, Messrs. Kraus and Huijun set forth a comparative study of the legal rights and duties of aliens residing in the United States and in the People's Republic of China. Historical patterns and practices regarding aliens are considered for their contribution to and influence on current law and policies. The core of the Article focuses on the treatment of aliens under current law in both countries, how that law functions, and future perspectives. It does so primarily by contrasting the legal and practical positions of lawful aliens, as opposed to citizens, in both countries.