Scholars Tell Justices Citizenship Law Biased Against Men

By Suevon Lee (October 4, 2016, 8:36 PM EDT) -- A group of population and family scholars urged the U.S. Supreme Court Monday to recognize the sex stereotyping in a challenged U.S. immigration law that makes it tougher for men than women to pass their U.S. citizenship on to their children.

The amicus brief filed by nine U.S. scholars and researchers who study population and social science supports the affirmance of a July 2015 Second Circuit decision that the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1952 violates the equal protection clause of the Fifth Amendment by creating two separate sets of requirements for an unwed American man or woman to extend citizenship...

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