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David Abraham

David Abraham
Professor of Law
J.D. 1989, University of Pennsylvania Law School
Ph.D. 1977, University of Chicago

Telephone: 305-284-5535   |   Office: G285
Publications   |   SSRN

“Immigrant Integration and Social Solidarity in a Time of Crisis: Europe and the United States In a Post-welfare State,” Critical Historical Studies 1:2 (Fall 2014), pp. 215-253.

“Law and Migration,” in Caroline Brettell and James Hollifield, eds., Migration Theory: Talking across the Disciplines (3d ed. New York and London 2014), pp. 289-317.

The Contributions of Human Rights Struggles: A Comment, in Norbert Frei, ed Toward a New Moral World Order 203 (Göttingen: Wallstein Verlag 2013).

Comment: Regional; Trade Agreements, Human Rights, and the Rule of Law, 42 University of Miami Inter-American Law Review 291 (2011).

The Geometry of Inside and Outside: Alienage and Birthright Citizenship, 9 Berkeley Issues in Legal Scholarship 10 (BE Press 2011).

Immigration and Social Solidarity in a Time of Crisis: The Welfare State and Integration, ExpressO

Recognizing the Problem of Solidarity: Immigration in the Post-Welfare State, 55 Wayne Law Review 1641 (2010). America, Germany, Israel: Three Modes of Citizenship and Incorporation, International Labor and Working Class History #78 (2010), 1.

Doing Justice on Two Fronts: The Liberal Dilemma in Immigration, 33 Ethnic and Racial Studies 968 (2010).

The Citizen-Alien Distinction and the Global War on Terrorism, in Yoav Peled et al eds., Democratic Citizenship in Times of War (London: Routledge 2010), 77.

Doing Justice on Two Fronts: The Liberal Dilemma in Immigration, in Ethnic and Racial Studies (forthcoming 2008), U. Miami Legal Studies Research Paper 2007-19

The Bush Regime from Elections to Detentions: A Moral Economy of Carl Schmitt and Human Rights, 62 U. Miami L. Rev. 249 (2008), U. Miami Legal Studies Research Paper 2007-20

Constitutional Patriotism, Citizenship, and Belonging, 6 Int'l J. Const. L. 137 (2008)

The Boundaries and Bonds of Citizenship: Recognition and Redistribution in the United States, Germany, and Israel, in Migration in History: Human Migration in Comparative Perspective 201 (Marc S. Rodriguez & Anthony Grafton eds., 2007)

Constitutional Patriotism, Citizenship, and Belonging in America and Germany, 16 Temp. Pol. & Civ. Rts. L. Rev. 457 (2007)

Book Review, Selecting by Origin: Ethnic Migration in the Liberal State, 79 J. Mod. Hist. 658 (2007)

After Ethnicity and "Constitutional Patriotism": Searching for Capacious German Membership in a Period of Neo-Liberalism and Europeanization, in Towards the Completion of Europe: Analysis and Perspectives of the New European Union Enlargement 89 (Joaquin Roy and Roberto Dominguez, eds., 2006)

Book Review, H-German, H-Net Reviews (July 2006), reviewing Two Cultures of Rights: The Quest for Inclusion and Participation in Modern America and Germany, Manfred Berg and Martin H. Geyer, eds., 2002

Wie Weimar: Die Deutsche Wahl, Die Zeit, 38/2005 (Hamburg), Sept. 20, 2005, (translated into Polish: Forum, Oct. 2005)

Solidarity and Particularity: E Pluribus Unum? 6 Hagar: Studies In Culture, Polity, And Identities 147 (2005)

Book Review: 38 Int'l Migration R. 1258 (2004) (reviewing Challenging Ethnic Citizenship: German and Israeli Perspectives on Immigration (Daniel Levy and Yfaat Weiss, eds., 2002

Op-Ed., American Jobs But Not the American Dream, N.Y. Times, Jan. 9, 2004, at A19

Reparations and Historical Justice: Memory or the Future?, in Reparations, Law, and Culture (John Torpey, ed. New York, 2004)

Is a Communist Father Still a Worthy Father? INS Disrection and Asylum Politics, 95 Am J. Int'l L. 204 (2001)

The Good of Banality? The Emergence of Cost-Benefit Analysis and Proportionality in the Treatment of Aliens in the U.S. and Germany, 5 Citizenship Studies 237 (2000)

Dealing with Histories of Oppression: Hannah Arendt's "Eichmann" and William Styron's "Nat Turner": Histories of Oppression, Subject Positionality and Cultural Capital, 2 Rutgers Race & L. Rev. 87 (2000)

The Merits and Limits of Historical Adjudication and Government Inquiries, 18 L. & Hist. Rev. 607 (2000)

Immigration, Labor Markets, and Social Inequality: A Comment, 30 U. Miami Inter-Am. L. Rev. 605 (1999)

Analisi Costi/Benefici e Proporzionalita nel Trattamento Degli Stranieri Negli Stati Uniti e in Germania, 5 Acoma; Revista Internazionale Di Studi Nordamericani 13 (1998)

Libertà senza uguaglianza: il legame tra diritti, 22 Alteragioni 93 (1997) (Italian adaptation and translation of Liberty Without Equality, 21 L. & Soc. Inquiry 1 (1996)

Book Review: The Rule of Law Under Siege: Selected Essays of Franz L. Neumann and Otto Kirchheimer, 26 Contem. Sociology 652 (1997)

The German Duality of State and Society, 4 Cardozo J. Int'l L. 345 (1996)

Liberty Without Equality: The Property-Rights Connection in a "Negative Citizenship" Regime, 21 L. & Soc. Inquiry 1 (1996)


Professor David Abraham in "Dual citizenship may pose problem if Ted Cruz seeks presidency" in The Dallas Morning News.

Professor David Abraham in "Born in Canada, Ted Cruz became a citizen of that country, as well as U.S." in The Dallas Morning News.

Professor David Abraham in "Sorry, Florida Watchers: The Zany State Did Not Accidentally Outlaw" in Slate Magazine, and in "Former Cuban Prison Chief Hiding In US" in Fox News Latino.

07-11-12 and 07-12-13
Professor Donald Jones "Racism, Not Riots, Is The Trayvon Issue, NAACP Hears" on WGCU-NPR South Florida. in "Blunders may help George Zimmerman walk" in The South Florida Times, in "Racism, Not Riots, Is The Trayvon Issue, NAACP Hears" on WGCU-NPR South Florida, and in "Local Pastors Meeting With MDPD Ahead Of Zimmerman Verdict" in CBS 4 Miami.

Professor David Abraham is quoted in "White House petition reaches 100,000 signatures for home-schooling family Obama administration wants deported to Germany, where teaching children at home is illegal" in The Mail on Sunday.

4-09-13 and 4-08-13
Professor David Abraham is interviewed in "Cuba to Turn Over Couple Who Fled With Children," an AP video and he also discusses the matter in "Family Suspected of Kidnapping Children May Be in Cuba" in The Ledger.

Professor David Abraham on the Obama Administration seeking to deport a German, Christian family who fled to the US to homeschool their children in The Washington Free Beacon.

Professor David Abraham appeared on the Sunday morning CBS news show discussing immigration law and a recent report with Rep. Joe Garcia, JD '91.

Professor David Abraham is interviewed on NPR for "The Path is the Problem" in which he comments Sen. Marco Rubio's path to citizenship for illegals, tough as it is, may still be too much for the Tea Party to accept.

Professor David Abraham quoted in Palm Beach Post about if Obama wants immigration reform quickly; promises counter proposal if Congress stalls. Read story

Professor Kunal Parker and David Abraham discuss a recent report on immigration released by study by the Migration Policy Institute in The Palm Beach Post. Read story

Professor David Abraham was quoted in the L.A. Times, The Miami Herald and Tampa Bay Times on a story discussing Cuba's lifting of exit visa requirements for its citizens.

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