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Cox, Adam B. and Eric A. Posner. “The Second-Order Structure of Immigration Law.” Stanford Law Review 59.4 (2007) 809-857. Adam Cox and Eric Posner talk about immigration law concerning the first and second order of the law. Cox and Posner both explain how each order has its own objective. The first order structure has three dimensions. They are number of immigrants, the type of immigrants, and their terms of admission. The second order is to “design issues concerning the legal rules and institutions that are used to implement those first-order policy goals.” Later in the article, the authors go into great details about the first-order structure first. For example, they explain what it means in “terms of admission.” “States also differ in the status that they confer on those permitted to immigrate. At one extreme,
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Unformatted text preview: a state may confer full citizenship on an immigrant; at the other extreme, a state may permanently deny an immigrant the legal incidents of citizenship.” Then Cox and Posner describe the nature of the second-order structure. The second-order structure breaks down into two categories: substances and procedure. In substances, they look to see if the immigrant “satisfies the legal grounds of admission.” The procedure is much more complicated to be summarized. Overall, this source is reliable, because it helps readers understand the nature of immigration law. The goal of this article is to explain to how an immigrant is chosen. I will use this source, because it would help me help the reader understand the nature of immigration law....
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