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The Resource God and the illegal alien : United States immigration law and a theology of politics, Robert W. Heimburger

God and the illegal alien : United States immigration law and a theology of politics, Robert W. Heimburger

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God and the illegal alien : United States immigration law and a theology of politics
Title
God and the illegal alien
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United States immigration law and a theology of politics
Statement of responsibility
Robert W. Heimburger
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Language
eng
Summary
"The migration movement of peoples across borders is a concern for many societies today. Millions of men, women, and children crossing borders without documents or overstaying visas are considered "illegal aliens" under federal United States law. While the presence of these migrants runs against the law, many arrive in response to U.S. demand for cheap labor and stay to contribute to community life. This book asks where migrants stand within God's world and how authorities can govern immigration with Christian ethics. The author tracks the emergence of the concept of the illegal alien in federal United States law while exploring Christian ways understanding of belonging, government, and relationships with neighbors. A thought-provoking book that provides a fresh response to the difficult issue of illegal immigration in the United States through the context of Christian theology"--
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1979-
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Heimburger, Robert W.
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Law and Christianity
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  • Illegal aliens
  • Emigration and immigration law
  • Emigration and immigration
  • Political theology
  • Religion and state
  • Christianity and law
  • Illegal aliens
  • Christianity and law
  • Emigration and immigration law
  • Emigration and immigration
  • Illegal aliens
  • Illegal aliens
  • Political theology
  • Religion and state
  • United States
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God and the illegal alien : United States immigration law and a theology of politics, Robert W. Heimburger
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction
  • Part 1.
  • The immigrant as alien -- 1. How the alien emerged : allegiance, English law, and federal immigration law -- 2. Coming near to distant neighbors in God's world
  • Part II.
  • The alien as unlawfully present -- 3. How aliens became illegal : sovereignty, Chinese migration, and federal immigration law -- 4. The humble guard : governing immigration under God
  • Part III.
  • An unlawfully present alien from a neighboring country? -- 5. How nationals of neighboring countries became illegal aliens : non-discrimination, Mexican migration, and federal immigration Law -- 6. Justice and mercy among neighbors
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xx, 238 pages
Isbn
9781107176621
Lccn
2017034622
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
System control number
(OCoLC)994415316
Label
God and the illegal alien : United States immigration law and a theology of politics, Robert W. Heimburger
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Introduction
  • Part 1.
  • The immigrant as alien -- 1. How the alien emerged : allegiance, English law, and federal immigration law -- 2. Coming near to distant neighbors in God's world
  • Part II.
  • The alien as unlawfully present -- 3. How aliens became illegal : sovereignty, Chinese migration, and federal immigration law -- 4. The humble guard : governing immigration under God
  • Part III.
  • An unlawfully present alien from a neighboring country? -- 5. How nationals of neighboring countries became illegal aliens : non-discrimination, Mexican migration, and federal immigration Law -- 6. Justice and mercy among neighbors
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xx, 238 pages
Isbn
9781107176621
Lccn
2017034622
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
System control number
(OCoLC)994415316

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