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Emigration and immigration law; Civil rights; United States


Cristina Rodríguez, Professor of Law at Yale Law School, delivered the Pierre Genest Memorial Lecture at Osgoode Hall Law School on Monday, February 25, 2013. In her talk, Rodríguez explored the relationship between immigrant incorporation and the concept of "civil rights" often used to frame the immigration question in the United States. She looked at the distinction between what it means to be respected as a "person" (civil rights as a legal regime) and what it means to be incorporated into "the people" (civil rights as ongoing social struggle). Rodríguez served as Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the Office of Legal Counsel in the U.S. Department of Justice prior to her appointment to the Yale faculty in 2012.

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