The Fight for Citizenship: Human Rights in Canadian and American Immigration Law
Nadia E. Karaba, Rose Philbin, Katherine Shryock
Our presentation is about the struggles to achieve citizenship in the United States. We portray this through multiple interviews with people who have immigrated to the United State but have had difficulty in obtaining citizenship. We argue to make citizenship easier to obtain, especially for those who have lived and worked in the US for a long time. We also compare and contrast the United States immigration laws to other immigration laws seen on the world stage, specifically utilizing Canada as our main example. Other ways how we compare and contrast is by using case studies in said respective actors in order to portray their laws and policies. In this project, our interview(s) center around the fight for citizenship in an environment that does not allow for easy access to it. Additionally, we present further research into the subject and how it relates to the UDHR. We demonstrate how our topic is supported by the UDHR and ways that the UDHR should be updated in order to support this issue.
Tereza M. Szeghi
Primary Advisor's Department
Stander Symposium project, College of Arts and Sciences
United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions
"The Fight for Citizenship: Human Rights in Canadian and American Immigration Law" (2022). Stander Symposium Projects. 2508.