ISLAM 335 - Immigration Law: Critical Approaches to Contemporary Issues
Section: 001
Term: WN 2018
Subject: Islamic Studies (ISLAM)
Department: LSA II: Islamic Studies Prog
Requirements & Distribution:
With permission of instructor.
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

From travel bans, to DACA, to a proposed wall on the southern border, immigration reform is one of the most pressing and controversial issues in contemporary U.S. politics. This course assists students to develop informed analysis of the current political debate through investigation of the legislative history of immigration and the social impact of previous efforts at reform. In particular, students are introduced to the ways that histories of race, gender, sexuality, class and global politics have shaped, and continue to shape, the law and politics of immigration. Students learn to use legal history research techniques to analyze the competing claims about immigration in the current moment. Key issues include the security of the border, unaccompanied minors, the movement of high tech workers and jobs, refugees, the “Muslim ban,” treatment of undocumented people, the relationship between immigration policy and criminal law, and the treatment of same sex couples by the immigration system.

Course Requirements:

Careful reading, active class participation, weekly quizzes, group research projects and presentations, final paper (5-7 pages).

Intended Audience:

This class is ideal for anyone thinking of a career in immigration law, policy, social activism or public service, but all are welcome. Graduate students and professional students may audit or enroll in a graduate section with permission of the instructor.

Class Format:

A combination of lectures, workshops, and discussion.

ISLAM 335 - Immigration Law: Critical Approaches to Contemporary Issues
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
002 (DIS)
W 12:00PM - 1:00PM
003 (DIS)
W 2:00PM - 3:00PM
004 (DIS)
W 3:00PM - 4:00PM
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