How Senators are Fighting Against ICE Detention of Expectant Migrants



By: Augusto Vaccaro Seventy-two hours into her detainment at an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) facility, Carmen Puerto Diaz, a thirty-three year-old woman who was five months into her pregnancy, worried about her baby and herself due to the lack of access to her high-blood pressure medication.  On the fourth day of her detainment, she […]



Ageism in the Workplace: United States and Mexico



By: Benjamin Mitrani In a scene from the Office (US), Jan askes Michael, “[s]o what’s Ryan doing here?”  Michael responded, “[o]h, I dunno, they’re launching a big new business plan.  New website, blah blah blah . . . it’s all about youth, and agility and streamlining and trying to squeeze out the older people.”  Then, […]



Mi Casa Es Tu Casa: The Path Towards Making Major League Baseball Home For Cuban Born Baseball Players



By: Joshua Levey In America, the game of baseball plays a major role for many. Constantly dubbed “America’s Pastime,” baseball is a staple among the majority of the U.S population.  It creates a sense of identity, and it instills values of teamwork and comradery that cannot be replicated in other sports.  Even further past this […]



For the Seventh Consecutive Year, a Majority of the Undocumented Immigrant Population Entered the U.S. Legally



By: Courtney Kaiser Last month, President Trump declared a national emergency on the Mexican border in order to access billions in funding to build a border wall.  The President asserts that the flow of drugs and illegal immigrants from Mexico constitutes a profound threat to national security and justifies the use of emergency action.  However, […]



Sterilized Without Consent: Indigenous Women in Canada Fight for their Bodily Autonomy



By: Ashley Saul In November of 2018, attorney Alisa Lombard of Maurice Law brought a class-action lawsuit against the Saskatchewan Province Health System on behalf of 60 Indigenous women in Canada.  The basis of the suit arose from various Indigenous women who reported to Lombard that they had gone into a publicly funded administered hospital […]



A War on Children: A Global Look at the Criminal Sentencing of Juveniles



By: Octavious Buiey Criminal punishment in the United States can serve four purposes: rehabilitation, retribution, deterrence, or incapacitation. Whether a punishment is effective and justifiable should be judged based on whether or not the punishment fits within one of these aforementioned purposes. Understanding this is important to understanding the flaws that are present in America’s […]



Rapidly Growing Elderly Population: An Examination of The United States & Japan



By: Madeleine Elser Providing long-term-care services for the world’s elderly population will soon become one of the world’s largest and most crucial health care policy issues. The increasing number of aging individuals will soon affect many countries in areas such as providing these long-term-care services as well as a decreasing work force. As of 2015, […]




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IALR Proudly Announces the Student Notes Selected For Publication



The Inter-American Law Review would like to congratulate the following members on their selection for publication: Selene Vazquez, The Equal Protection Clause & Suspect Classifications: Children of Undocumented Entrants Alec Waid, An Old Solution to a New Problem—Promoting Use Universal Jurisdiction to Combat the Latin American Displacement Crisis Tessa Mears, How Animal Science Products, Inc. Plays a Role […]



IALR Proudly Presents its 2019-2020 Executive Board



The Inter-American Law Review proudly announces its 2019-2029 Executive Board! Congratulations to these dedicated members of our law review. Editor in Chief: Benjamin Mitrani Executive Editors: Courtney Kaiser & Tessa Mears Managing Editor: Selene C. Vazquez Student Writing Editor: Alec Waid Online Publications Editor: Talia Boiangin Articles and Comments Editors: Joshua Levey, Octavious Buiey, Jr., Amid Bennaim & Nikolas Dean Alumni Advisor Editor: Madeleine Elser