This course will provide an overview of selected law and policy topics in immigration law. It will consider the following questions: what criteria are used in determining who can come to the United States as an immigrant or visitor? When and why may noncitizens be forced to leave? How should choices about admission and removal be implemented? It will focus on current topics in immigration enforcement, including the “sanctuary” movement, border enforcement, immigration detention, family separation, and the merger of criminal and immigration enforcement. Discussion will be based on a variety of sources, including statutes, caselaw, administrative enforcement guidance, social science research, and legal scholarship. Assessment will be based on written papers and class participation.
|Course Areas of Practice|
Knowledge and understanding of substantive and procedural law