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By Ruth Rubio-Marín

Immigration increases a couple of vital ethical matters concerning entry to the rights and privileges of citizenship. at the moment, immigrants to so much Western democracies don't benefit from the comparable rights as voters, and needs to fulfill various stipulations ahead of reaching citizenship. during this e-book, first released in 2000, Ruth Rubio-Marín argues that this process is unjust and undemocratic, and that extra inclusive guidelines are required. particularly, she argues that liberal norms of justice and democracy require that there might be a time threshold and then immigrants (legal and unlawful) should still both be granted the entire rights of citizenship, or will be provided nationality immediately, with none stipulations or exams. the writer contrasts her place with the constitutional perform of 2 international locations with wealthy immigration traditions: Germany and the us. She concludes that judicial interpretations of either constitutions have recognized the declare for inclusion of resident extraterrestrial beings, yet have additionally constrained that declare.

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