The Message of Proposition 187, 26 Pacific Law Journal 989 (1995)
The latest earthquake out of California is political, not seismic. The reverberations
of Proposition 187 the anti-illegal immigrant initiative on the state's
November 1994 ballot, have already registered high on the Richter scales in state
capitals and Washington, where politicians see that Pete Wilson's firm identification
with Proposition 187 was largely responsible for his sweeping re-election
victory. The law's aftershocks are even unsettling Europe, where leaders in
almost every country face their own immigration crises, desperately seek solutions,
and often look to U.S. experience for guidance.
Date of Authorship for this Version
Schuck, Peter H., "The Message of Proposition 187" (1995). Faculty Scholarship Series. Paper 2191.