This offering will survey the basic issues and practical aspects of immigration law. At its core, the course will explore the legal criteria and procedures that govern whether aliens may enter, and whether they remain, in the United States, especially in light of events occurring on, and government actions post, September 11, 2001. The basic course will also provide students with a sense of the historical development of U.S. immigration laws, including foundational cases, the role of immigration in the context of constitutional jurisprudence, congressional judgment on legislative initiatives, administrative implementation of pertinent regulations, and help in identifying and applying some recurring statutory interpretation techniques while exploring past immigration enactments. The course will also consider the relationship between U.S. immigration law and policies, and the criminal justice system, technological development and the economy. A final examination will be given to all students registered in the three-credit course.
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Last offered Fall 2015.