Law 792:  Immigration Law

Immigration and nationality law is an introductory course that will provide a comprehensive survey of immigration, citizenship, and visa law and procedures. Topics covered will include immigration and the Constitution, admissions categories (including non-immigrant and immigrant visa categories), family-based immigration, admissions procedures, removability and relief from removability, asylum and refugee law, naturalization and derivative citizenship, workplace enforcement of immigration laws, and relationships between criminal law and immigration law.  In addition, there will be a practice-oriented component to the course that will focus on ethical issues, client interviewing techniques, and case management skills.  With an emphasis on the effects of the law on individuals’ lives and livelihoods, we will explore current political debates surrounding immigration law, including explanations for specific limits on who may enter, and the reasons why the United States continues to be a “nation of immigrants.”

Sequence and Prerequisites: None

Evaluation: Final Paper/Project

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