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288.1 sec. 001 - Immigration Law (Fall 2020)

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

Due to COVID-19, this class is remote for Fall 2020.

Meeting:

    MTuTh 10:00 AM - 11:10 AM
    Location: Internet/Online
    From August 17, 2020
    To November 23, 2020

Course Start: August 17, 2020
Course End: November 23, 2020
Class Number: 32763

Enrollment info:
Enrolled: 54
Waitlisted: 0
Enroll Limit: 68
As of: 09/25 07:33 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) Take-home examination
Course Category: Public Law and Policy
This course is listed in the following sub-categories:
Social Justice and Public Interest

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Books:
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  • Immigration and Refugee Law and Policy
    Legomsky and Thonson
    Edition: 7th edition, 2019
    Publisher: Foundation
    ISBN: 9781640207349
    e-Book Available: Yes
    e-Book procurement note: https://www.westacademic.com/Legomsky-and-Thronsons-Immigration-and-Refugee-Law-and-Policy-7th-9781642426571
    Copyright Date: To Be Determined
    Price: $232.00
    Price Source: user provided
  • Immigration and Nationality Laws of the United States: Selected Statutes, Regulations, Forms 2020
    T. Alexander Aleinkoff, David Martin, Hiroshi Motomura, Maryellen Fullerton, Juliet Stumpf, Pratheepan Gulasekaram
    Publisher: West Academic Publishing
    ISBN: 9781684679690
    e-Book procurement note: Note: Can use earlier editions or can access materials for free online (see link in syllabus)
    Copyright Date: To Be Determined
    Price: 57.00
    Price Source: user provided

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