Immigration Law

SLN #: 74343
Course Prefix: LAW-706
Course Section: 001
Credit Hours: 3
Instructor(s): Cruz

Course Description:
The course introduces students to the basic framework of U.S. immigration laws and policy. After briefly presenting the historical and constitutional development of modern immigration laws, the course proceeds to explore family-based immigration, bars to immigration, business immigration, and removal procedures. The course also includes a rudimentary discussion of asylum and other humanitarian programs, as well as discussions of governmental role in the immigration. The course emphasizes statutory analysis, practical application, and constitutional issues.

Textbook: Aleinkoff, Martin, Motoumura, Immigration and Citizenship

Additional Information:
Credit Hours: 3
Grading Option: Numeric Grade and ONE-Time Pass Option is Available, or Letter Grade Only
Graduation Writing Requirement: Yes*
Flexible Writing Requirement: Yes*
Skills Requirement: No
Note: Only one of the above listed requirements can be fulfilled with this course.
Experiential Learning: No
Limited Enrollment Number: 15
Final Exam Given: No
Paper or In-Class Presentation: Yes, 25 page paper
Participation Points: Yes
Attendance Policy: Per Statement of Student Policies
Additional Attendance Policy: Yes, per College of Law Policy

* The law school has a policy that is used to calculate credit hours. Please see the Statement of Student Policies.