Chen is Professor and Faculty-Director of the Center for Race, Immigration, Citizenship, and Equality at the University of California College of Law, San Francisco (formerly UC Hastings). She is also affiliated with the University of Colorado, Boulder. Chen brings an interdisciplinary perspective to the study of immigration, civil rights, and the administrative state. Her research on citizenship bridges law and social science. She writes at the intersection of immigration and administrative law.
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The authors – experts in their respective fields and from various walks of life – examine the promises and perils of faith-based organizations in preventing teen pregnancy, reducing crime and substance abuse, fostering community development, bolstering child care, and assisting parents and children on education issues. They offer conclusions about what congregations are currently doing, how government could help, and how government could usefully get out of the way.
Documents barriers to citizenship by analyzing the causes and consequences of citizenship denials in general and military naturalization. Offers solutions that bolster immigrants, the military, and the meaning of citizenship for those seeking to obtain it and confronting institutional barriers.