Who is My Neighbor?

Michael Scaperlanda, Who is My Neighbor?: An Essay on Immigrants, Welfare Reform, and the Constitution, 29 Conn. L. Rev. 1587 (1997).

Professor Scaperlanda argues that that the Welfare Reform Act “conflicts with a Judeo-Christian vision of our constitutional community:” “[A] Catholic Christian vision of who we are as a constitutional people forbids a policy choice that places the burdens of welfare cuts mainly on the backs of noncitizens. . . . [T]his argument's roots are deeply embedded in . . . Judeo-Christian teaching.”

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