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Fall 2021 Course

Immigration Law: Policy and Social Change

Prerequisites: None

Exam Type: Last Class Take-home

This course touches upon the major policy debates currently surrounding immigration reform and policy. This course will survey developments in immigration law over the last few decades, including the emergence and role of social change movements. Topics will include the intersection of immigration law and criminal law, national security, labor rights, border security, and state and local enforcement as well as refugee and asylum policy and other topics. The course will bring leading immigration and refugee advocates, scholars and policy-makers into the classroom, engaging students in important debates about what immigration policy should be. The course will meet for two hours.