A study of the law policies and procedures concerning immigration (e.g., non-citizen classifications dealing with non-immigrants and legal permanent residents) and removal (i.e., inadmissibility and deportation). Methods of statutory construction and interpretation, how to read and apply statutes, the role of regulations are particularly stressed.
Immigration and Citizenship: Process and Policy (Thomson/West) and its yearly statutory and regulatory supplement.
Lecture and discussion. Problems are used and assigned to cover a lot of the materials and to focus class discussion.
Reflection papers on the outside activities and possibly papers around some hypothetical problems.
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A final essay exam is given in which students can bring with them the casebook and statutory/regulatory supplement plus their class notes and outline they prepare.
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Final exam and any required papers.
Students thinking of participating in the Immigration Law Clinic should take this course but it is not a pre-requisite to take the Clinic.