Immigration Law – 6872

Fall 2022

This course deals with the history of immigration to the United States, the role of the federal government in regulating immigration, visas for non-immigrants and immigrants, procedures and grounds for removal, asylum refugee status, citizenship, discrimination against aliens, the intersection between criminal law and immigration law, and ethical issues facing immigration lawyers. The course includes in-class lawyering skill exercises such as client interviewing and counseling, participating in an immigration court hearing, and legislative advocacy on immigration reform measures. These exercises are designed to train students in the skills necessary to become successful immigration lawyers. Students will also observe a hearing at U.S. Immigration Court in Bloomington, MN. The grade for the class is based on an in-class exam and class participation.