Course Description

601:669. IMMIGRATION LAW (4)



Exclusion: Students taking this course may not also take Immigration and Naturalization Law (537-11).

An examination of the constitutional, statutory, and administrative law governing the entry, presence, expulsion, and naturalization of aliens. Considers the scope of governmental power with respect to both substantive immigration decisions and immigration procedures and the nature of aliens’ corresponding rights. Specific topics include admission of aliens as immigrants and nonimmigrants, exclusion, deportation, naturalization, and the law of refugee status and political asylum. Detailed and complex statutory and regulatory analysis, examination of fundamental constitutional questions concerning separation of powers and individual rights, and treatment of broad-ranging policy and theoretical concerns about the nature of the American community and the appropriate status of immigrants within that community.