Immigration & Naturalization (LAW-655-001)
IMPORTANT NOTE: This course can be taken for either 3 or 4 credits. The first three hours/three credits constitute the “core” of the course, and will be conducted in English. The fourth hour of the course will be conducted in Spanish, and is open only to those students with some proficiency in Spanish. During the fourth hour, we will discuss the course materials in Spanish, consider common lawyering scenarios involving the substantive law covered that week, and practice discussing the law (to different audiences) in Spanish.
The U.S. immigration system; numerical limitations and exceptions; preference immigrants; labor certifications; temporary workers; treaty investors; business visitors; foreign students; exchange aliens; visa procedures; documents; exclusion and deportation; pardons; judicial recommendations against deportations; waivers; adjustment of status to permanent resident; U.S. citizenship through parents; naturalizations; and loss of citizenship.
Textbooks and Other Materials
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First Class Readings
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