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Spring 2023 Course

Immigration Law

Prerequisites: Prior completion of a course in U.S. Constitutional Law that covers separation of powers and federalism is recommended, but not required.

Exam Type: In Class

Migration policy has been bitterly controversial in recent years, but not for the first time, and is currently in flux. This course will examine the legal framework of federal immigration control from a variety of perspectives – historical and contemporary; substantive and procedural; statutory and administrative and constitutional – including the criteria for admission to the United States, the grounds and process of deportation, the peculiar constitutional doctrines persisting in this field, and an introduction to refugee law.