Immigration Law

B669 is taught by J. Krishnan, L. Parrish

This survey course will provide a foundation in the statutory, regulatory, and constitutional sources of U.S. immigration law. Major topics covered include the administrative structure of the immigration system; the admissions process; the visa system, including family-based, employment-based, and visas for victims of crime (U visa) and trafficking (T visa); immigration relief for victims of domestic violence; grounds of inadmissibility/removability and waivers of those grounds; removal and detention; citizenship and naturalization, and asylum. Issues involving the treatment of children in the immigration system will also be discussed, including the surge of Central American youth entering through the Southern border, litigation involving right to counsel, and benefits under the Special Immigrant Juvenile law. The course will also review the status of recent executive orders, including Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA), and the Executive Order Protecting the Nation from Terrorist Entry.