This course examines the legal rules and administrative procedures that define U.S. citizenship, permanent residence, non-immigrant categories, and refugee status. Phrased another way, we examine the statutes and regulations that define "who" can be admitted to the United States and under what conditions and/or restrictions. We will discuss the nature of "illegal" immigration and examine the government's enforcement procedures, both at the border and in the interior of the United States. We will also consider the government's power to remove non-citizens, in particular those who have been convicted of criminal activity. Essential to this discussion is close study of the Immigration and Nationality Act, related regulations and the special constitutional doctrines operating in immigration and alienage law. This course is valuable for all law students, as immigration law intersects with many fields of law, including criminal law and family law. It may be of special interest to students studying international business law because of our discussion of the regulated movement of people as a part of international trade. Similarly, students of international human rights may find the discussion of substantive and procedural protections for refugees of interest.
Section Offerings for 2012-13
|L. Benson||TR 2:50 PM-4:10 PM||GRHL 105|
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