Texas Wesleyan Law Review
Global Migrations and Imagined Citizenship: Examples From Slavery, Chinese Exclusion, and When Questioning Birthright Citizenship
These theoretical approaches motivate this Essay to ask the following about legal citizenship determinations: (a) what is the global movement in persons that leads to the citizenship question?; and (b) what is the imagined community articulated by the legal determination of citizenship? From these questions, a legal inquiry into national identity and citizenship gains historical, global, and cultural perspectives. The next three sections briefly describe the examples of slavery, Dred Scott, and citizenship; Chinese migration to the U.S., Chinese Exclusion measures, and citizenship; and citizenship as seen from a migration experience of U.S.-pull and Mexico-push. For each of the cases their respective sections, Sections II through IV, present these legal citizenship determinations and then identify relevant global migration and imagined community contexts.
Global Migrations and Imagined Citizenship: Examples From Slavery, Chinese Exclusion, and When Questioning Birthright Citizenship,
Tex. Wesleyan L. Rev.
Available at: https://doi.org/10.37419/TWLR.V14.I2.5