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288.1 sec. 1 - Immigration Law (Fall 2017)

Instructor: Leti Volpp  (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only | profile)
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Units: 4

    Course Start: August 21, 2017
    Class Number: (Non-1Ls): 45820

    Enrollment info: Enrolled: 35
    Waitlisted: 0
    Enroll Limit: 60
    As of: 12/22 01:19 AM


    This course surveys the legal, historical, and political considerations that shape U.S. immigration law. The course will review the constitutional basis for regulating immigration into the United States, and, to some extent, the constitutional rights of noncitizens in the country; the history of U.S. immigration law and policy; the contours of the immigration bureaucracy, including the roles played by various federal agencies in immigration decisions; the admission of nonimmigrants (i.e., temporary visitors) and immigrants into the U.S.; the deportation and exclusion of nonimmigrants and immigrants; refugee and asylum law; administrative and judicial review; undocumented immigration; immigration and national security; and citizenship and naturalization.

    Much of the course focuses on the comprehensive immigration law, the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1952, as amended by numerous laws (including the 1996 Anti-Terrorist and Effective Death Penalty Act and the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act, the 2001 USA PATRIOT Act, and the 2005 REAL ID Act) and its implementing regulations. Although comparisons to immigration law and policy of other countries are drawn upon from time to time, the primary focus of this class is immigration law in the U.S.

    Exam Notes: TH
    Course Category: Public Law and Policy
    This course is listed in the following sub-categories:
    Social Justice and Public Interest

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    • Immigration and Nationality Laws of the United States: Selected Statutes, etc (2016)
      Aleinikoff
      Edition: 2016
      Publisher: West Academic
      ISBN: 9781634607841
      Copyright Date: To Be Determined
      Price: $49.00
      Price Source: user provided
    • Immigration and Refugee Law and Policy
      Legomsky
      Edition: 6th edition, 2015
      Publisher: Foundation Press
      ISBN: 9781609304249
      Copyright Date: To Be Determined
      Price: 221.00
      Price Source: user provided

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