Gell-Redman’s research focuses on how politics helps us understand the way government provides public goods and services. He is particularly interested in understanding the conditions under which poor and marginalized groups receive or fail to receive public goods. In the case of the United States, he pursues this research agenda by focusing on health and health care services among immigrants. His approach to the topic has been shaped by his participation in a multi-year study of Mexican migration to the US, led by Wayne Cornelius of UC San Diego, as well as by his work as an organizer in immigrant communities in Los Angeles and Long Beach, CA.
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Discusses immigration policy with reference to new theories of constitutional law and public policy. We argue that statutory entrenchment in the area of comprehensive immigration reform has proceeded unevenly, reinforcing claims for border enforcement, giving a weak foundation for workplace enforcement, and failing to legitimate legalization.