3 Crit 1 (2010)

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Winter 2010


           EXTENDING DUE PROCESS PROTECTIONS To
        UNADMITrED ALIENS WITHIN THE U.S. THROUGH
          THE FUNCTIONAL APPROACH OF BOUMEDIENE

                          Charles Ellison*

                          CONTENTS

I.   Arar v. Ashcroft- A Case Study .................................... 6
     A. Facts of the  Case ........................................................  6
     B. Legal Resolution of the Case .................................... 13
II.  Legal Rights and Protections of Inadmissible
     Aliens in the U.S., and Claims of Abuse ....................... 16
     A. Sovereign Immunity and the FTCA ........................ 17
     B. Claims Arising out of Violations of the
        Constitution ............................................................  20
     C. Claims Arising out of Violations of Federal
        Statutes ...................................................................   23
III. Boumediene as a Vehicle for Change ........................... 25
     A. Strict Non-Extraterritorial Rule of
        Constitutional Application.   ................... 26
     B. The Kennedy Concurrence in
        Verdugo-Urquidez ................................................. 29
     C. Boumediene's Functional Approach ...................... 30
     D. The Effects of the Functional Approach
        on the Entry Fiction ............................................... 35
     E. The Reach of the Due Process Clause
        after Boumediene ................................................... 39
IV. Applying the Functional Approach to Extend
     Due Process to Inadmissible Aliens ............................. 45
     A. Due Process Right to Basic Procedural
        Protection ................................................................ 46
     B. Due Process Right to be Free from Gross
        Physical Abuse ........................................................  49





 Charles Ellison obtained his B.A. in Philosophy from Trinity College and his J.D.
 from Hofstra University School of Law. Ellison is currently an Asylum Officer for the
 Office of Refugee, Asylum, and International Operations, Department of Homeland
 Security. The views presented in the article are those of the author and do not
necessarily represent the views of United States Government, DHS, or any of its
components.

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