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288.1 sec. 001 - Immigration Law (Spring 2019)

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

Meeting:

    MTuW 2:15 PM - 3:25 PM
    Location: Law 170
    From January 07, 2019
    To April 23, 2019

Course Start: January 07, 2019
Course End: April 23, 2019
Class Number: 32270

Enrollment info:
Enrolled: 42
Waitlisted: 0
Enroll Limit: 60
As of: 06/11 02:48 PM


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.

Prerequisites:
Constitutional Law is recommended but not required.

Exam Notes: (TH) Take-home examination
Course Category: Public Law and Policy
This course is listed in the following sub-categories:
Race and Law
Social Justice and Public Interest

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Books:
Required Books are in blue

  • Immigration and Nationality Laws of the United States
    Aleinikoff et al
    Edition: recent editions OK
    Publisher: West
    ISBN: 9781640208858
    e-Book Available: unknown
    Copyright Date: To Be Determined
    Price: To Be Determined
  • Immigration and Refugee Law and Policy
    Legomsky and Thonson
    Edition: 7th edition, 2018
    Publisher: Foundation
    ISBN: 9781640207349
    e-Book Available: unknown
    Copyright Date: To Be Determined
    Price: 232
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