New Series! Citizenship and Migration in the Americas

New York University Press is proud to announce a new book series that addresses one of the major political and legal issues of the day: immigration.

Citizenship and Migration in the Americas will publish innovative work exploring the legal, political, economic, social, and cultural issues that lie at the center of contemporary and historical conversations about the meaning of membership in the Americas. The series aims to aggressively expand traditional scholarship on immigration by embracing a broad, interdisciplinary definition of migration, including but not limited to the legal and illegal movement of people within and across domestic and international borders, and, importantly, how debates about the role of the modern nation-state, global citizenship, and human rights affect the lived experiences of migrants in the United States and its territories, Central and South America, the Caribbean, and Canada.

The series editor and editorial advisory board seek theoretically sophisticated projects that broaden the parameters of immigration law and contribute to wider discussions of transnational citizenship in both domestic and international contexts. As such, future books published in the series might address the contours and parameters of labels such as national boundaries and legal membership. The series will also seek historical examinations that will add context and reference to contemporary issues such as the status of undocumented workers, the role of law enforcement, the relevance of international human rights, the interests of national security, free trade, economic development, and other topics that lie at the epicenter of immigration law and policy.

While individual titles will be quite diverse, the series editor will strive to ensure that all books published in Citizenship and Migration in the Americas consider the larger global themes of citizenship and migration. The series will publish a wide variety of books, including monographs, course texts, and general interest titles. Led by a group of academics that are highly respected scholars in the field, the series will publish provocative and timely works in an all-important public policy arena that has thus far not garnered the attention it merits.

Series Editor:
Ediberto Román is a founding Professor of Law at Florida International University, where he served as associate dean for academic affairs from 2005-2007. A prolific scholar of immigration law, international law, and the law and theory of citizenship, he is the author of over two dozen articles, as well as two books: The Other American Colonies, which was a 2006 finalist for the Law and Society Association’s Willard Hurst Prize for best work in legal history; and, forthcoming in 2010 from NYU Press, Citizenship and Its Exclusions. He is at work on a third book, also to be published by NYU Press, Those Damn Immigrants: America’s Hysteria over Undocumented Latino/a Immigrants. He expects to finish his fourth book, Understanding Immigration, in 2010. For the 2009-2010 academic year, he will serve as the Deputy Executive Director of the Southeastern Association of Law Schools and will be a Visiting Professor of Law at Washington College of Law, American University.

For submission and editorial board information, visit the series page at the NYU Press website.

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  1. The Citizenship and Immigration Canada web site is extremely clear on the reeeqrimunts, process, fees, times, etc. needed for one to apply for sponsor a spouse or common-law partner. And the forms are on their web-site also.The person applying must be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident. They must be 18. They require proof of a residence in Canada, a job history, and sufficient funds (i.e. bank statements) that you can support the person. The base amount is around six months of living costs, which will be set by CIC based on a review of the person being sponsored, your living situation, etc. but the baseline is $13,000. You must sign an agreement promising to support them for three years. You will undergo a credit check and your application verified. They will need to undergo background, criminal, and medical exams in the embassy of their home country. You will also be required to submit proof of the marriage or common-law relationship (taxation or other records showing you have been living together). CIC may also require interviews of you to verifying any information. The process takes between one to two years depending upon the backlog in the embassy/consulate nearest them. The application fee is $525.It doesn’t matter if you are matter if you are married in Canada or the UK. Overseas marriages are accepted provided you meet Canadians legal reeeqrimunts to be married (over 18 or over 16 with parental permission, not immediate family, and not already married) and the marriage certificate is in English or French, or you provide a notarized translation.All this is explained on the web site and in the forms. If you are serious about this and honestly can’t find the information on the web site, it is probably a good idea to hire an immigration lawyer to help with the application form and submission. For a few thousand dollars you typically don’t want to miss something and risk delaying something.

  2. I’m working on a news item for the J. Reuben Clark Law School at BYU about this series. May we use the photograph you have posted on this blog entry for the photograph of this news item on our law school’s website?

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