This course examines legal rules and administrative procedures that define U.S. citizenship, permanent residence, non-immigrant categories, and refugee status. It also examines the problem of “illegal” immigration and enforcement procedures, both at the border and in the interior of the United States, and the government’s power to remove noncitizens, in particular those who have been convicted of criminal activity. Close study of the Immigration and Nationality Act, related regulations, and the special constitutional doctrines operating in immigration and alienage law. May be of special interest to those studying international business law and international human rights, because of the discussion of the regulated movement of people as a part of international trade, and substantive and procedural protections of noncitizens.
This upper-level, substantive course focuses on the laws, regulations, and procedures that define U.S. citizenship and related statuses.
Recommended for the Following Professional Pathways: Civil Rights/Civil Liberties; Family Law; Government/Public Sector; Immigration; International Law/Human Rights; Labor and Employment; Corporate Transactions and Governance; International Business; General Practice – Litigation/Dispute Resolution