Immigration Law (LAW-655-001A)
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 regular 3-credit course, without the Spanish language component is LAW 655-001A. The four-credit version, with the Spanish language component is LAW 655-001B. The fourth hour meets on Thursdays from 4:30-5:30PM.
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 non-citizens 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; the admission of non-immigrants (i.e., temporary visitors) and immigrants into the U.S.; the deportation and exclusion of non-immigrants and immigrants; and asylum law; administrative and judicial review; citizenship and naturalization; and more.
Textbooks and Other Materials
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IMMIGRATION AND REFUGEE LAW AND POLICY:Legomsky And Rodriguez, 5th Ed. 2009-Required
IMMIGRATION AND NATIONALITY LAW OF THE UNITED STATES-SELECTED STATUTES: Aleinikoff, Martin ,Motomura , Fullerton-2014- Required
First Class Readings
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