This book would not have been possible without the inspiration, guidance, and assistance of many practitioners, scholars, and students. We are deeply grateful to Lorianne Sainsbury-Wong for helping to introduce us to the plight of immigrants who are denied access to health care, and also to Matt Selig, Steve Rosenfeld, and the rest of the legal team behind the Finch case for teaching us about the legal rights of immigrants.
We also want to thank Deans Emily Spieler and Jeremy Paul of Northeastern University School of Law for supporting this book and Deans Uta Poiger and Laura Frader from the College of Social Sciences and Humanities for their support. Susan Setta and Ronald Sandler, chair of the Department of Philosophy and Religion, were also supportive, and we are grateful to them.
Many students at Northeastern University have assisted in the research for this book. Special thanks are owed to Maureen Nothnagle, Karim Sabbidine, Alissa Brill, Adam Cernea Clark, Ashley Jones-Pierce, Brett Watson, Anne Sheldon, Caitlin Perry, Frank Vitale, Isabelle Lew, Jennifer Huer, Julie Lum, Julie Gharagouzloo, Kristi Marcinik, Lindsey Cei, Meredith Lever, Michelle Virshup, Michael Spera, Natalie Higgins, Tristan Sullivan-Wilson, Christine Sunnerberg, and Stephanie Parker. Ben Flickner, Jan McNew, and Keith Wise provided excellent administrative support. Law librarian Scott Akehurst-Moore provided invaluable assistance, especially with international materials. We are also enormously grateful to Henry Shull for his outstanding research and for helping to bring the final manuscript to press. (p.x)