Fall 2014
    Law No.: LAW7042
    Sched. No.: 114821061

Immigration Law
Section 1
Martin, David A.

Administrative Information:
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Days, Times (Room):MW, 1000-1120 (WB128)
Capacity:50 **This information is current as of 05/22/2015 06:14:34 AM**
Current Enrollment:24 **This information is current as of 05/22/2015 06:14:34 AM**

Course Description:

This course will provide an introduction to the complex substantive provisions of U.S. immigration laws and the procedures used to decide specific immigration-related issues. What criteria are used in determining who can come to the United States as an immigrant or visitor? When and why can noncitizens be forced to leave? What balance have we struck between openness to outsiders and national security or national self-definition as determined by current citizens? Between efficiency and procedural protections? These questions will be covered, but the course is not meant only as a technical study for those expecting to practice in the field. Considerable attention will be given to underlying constitutional and philosophical issues, to selected questions of international law and politics, and to the interaction of Congress, the courts, and administrative agencies in dealing with major public policy issues in the immigration field. In this vein, we will consider recent efforts at major immigration law reform (which may well result in new legislation during the fall semester). The casebook will be Aleinikoff, Martin, Motomura & Fullerton, Immigration and Citizenship: Process and Policy (7th ed. 2012), along with its statutory supplement.

NOTE: Laptops are not allowed during class sessions.