Crimes and Immigration
Crimes and Immigration will cover the immigration consequences of federal and state criminal convictions, federal crimes relating to immigration, criminal procedural rights in immigration proceedings, and immigration relief for victims of crime. Constitutional issues regarding deportation as punishment and the limits of state power over immigration will be discussed, but this is not a major focus of the course.
This course covers the substantive and procedural law related to instances where a criminal act has occurred and involves persons with immigrant status. The course grade will be based on short practical writing assignments, such as memoranda and briefs, which would be suitable for writing samples.
Recommended for the Following Professional Pathways: Civil Rights/Civil Liberties; Criminal Defense; Criminal Prosecution; Family Law; Government/Public Sector; Immigration; International Law/Human Rights; General Practice – Litigation/Dispute Resolution