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288.1 sec. 001 - Immigration Law (Spring 2020)

Instructor: Pratheepan Gulasekaram  
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Units: 3

Due to COVID-19, law school classes were graded as credit/no pass in spring 2020.

Meeting:

    TuTh 08:35 AM - 09:50 AM
    Location: Law 132
    From January 14, 2020
    To April 24, 2020

Course Start: January 14, 2020
Course End: April 24, 2020
Class Number: 31998

Enrollment info:
Enrolled: 16
Waitlisted: 0
Enroll Limit: 60
As of: 06/16 11:02 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.

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:
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  • Immigration and Citizenship: Process and Policy
    Thomas Aleinikoff, David Martin, Hiroshi Motomura, Juliet Stumpf, Maryellen Fullerton
    Publisher: West Academic Publishing
    ISBN: 9781634599283
    e-Book Available: unknown
    Copyright Date: To Be Determined
    Price: To Be Determined
  • Immigration and Nationality Laws of the United States: Selected Statutes, Regulations, Forms 2018
    T. Alexander Aleinkoff, David Martin, Hiroshi Motomura, Maryellen Fullerton
    Publisher: West Academic Publishing
    ISBN: 9781640208858
    e-Book Available: unknown
    Copyright Date: To Be Determined
    Price: To Be Determined

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