Civil Rights in Immigration, by Milton R. Konvitz
On finishing Professor Konvitz’s book Civil Rights in Immigration, one is tempted to repeat the legendary observation of the farmer on seeing his first elephant, “There ain’t no such animal.” Certainly there seem to be no very substantial rights assured to immigrants by the Constitution of the United States. Nor do those safeguards, universally recognized as necessary to protect against the arbitrary action of officials, apply to immigrants, as of right. Immigrants, apparently, belong to an inferior species of human beings toward whom the rules of civilized conduct need not apply.
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