University of Colorado Law Review
Ming H. Chen and Hunter Knapp, The Political (Mis)Representation of Immigrants in Voting, 92 U. Colo. L. Rev. 715 (2021), available at https://scholar.law.colorado.edu/faculty-articles/1347.
Who is a member of the political community? What barriers to inclusion do immigrants face as outsiders to this political community? This Essay describes several barriers facing immigrants and naturalized citizens that impede their political belonging. It critiques these barriers on the basis of immigrants and foreign-born voters having rights of semi-citizenship. By placing naturalization backlogs, voting restrictions, and reapportionment battles in the historical context of voter suppression, it provides a descriptive and normative account of the political misrepresentation of immigrants.
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