Impose Boundaries on Immigration Law – The Wall Street Journal

Recognizing that the power to determine citizenship is fundamental to democracy, the Constitution authorizes Congress to establish a “uniform Rule of Naturalization.” Unfortunately, in practice U.S. immigration law is far from uniform. Inconsistent rulings by the 12 federal appellate courts have created a hodgepodge of jurisprudence, in which the applicable legal precedents depend on the location of the immigration court that heard a case. Two aliens with identical cases may get different results—one deported and one permitted to remain—if their cases are heard in different regions. Congress can and should restore uniformity…

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