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Huckleberry Finn Figures Prominently in New Book by UCSB Expert in Immigration Law and Policy‏

Huckleberry Finn Figures Prominently in New Book by UCSB Expert
in Immigration Law and Policy

“Would you tell?”

This is the overarching question that frames John S.W. Park’s new book,  “Illegal Migrations and the Huckleberry Finn Problem” (Temple University Press, 2013), and it’s a question that has confronted many American citizens time and again throughout their history.

The question has appeared in many troublesome settings. If you lived in the North before the Civil War, for example, and you happened upon a fugitive slave, would you report him to the authorities so he could be “returned” to his lawful owner?  If you lived in San Francisco in 1900, after Congress passed successive waves of federal legislation designed to exclude and remove Chinese immigrants from the United States, and you discovered your Chinese neighbor wasn’t in the country legally, would you tell?  In our own time, if you found that your neighbor — or your neighbor’s gardener or nanny — was an “illegal alien,” would you tell?  Should you tell?

To view the complete story, open the attached news release, or go to http://www.ia.ucsb.edu/pa/display.aspx?pkey=3050

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