Immigration Law: Asylum, Removal, and 'Crimmigration' – 6872

Fall 2023

This course takes a practical approach to immigration law and policy in the areas of asylum, removal (or deportation) and the interplay between immigration and criminal law (known as “crimmigration”). Our goal is to familiarize you with the legal principles relevant to these areas of immigration law as well as the procedural rules that will enable you to practice in this area. We will also discuss U.S. immigration history and how it impacts current public policy debates regarding immigration in the United States. We will also have guest appearances by a retired immigration law judge, lawyers who represent immigrants, and lawyers who represent the government in immigration-related matters. These sessions will allow you to compare the law on the books with how it is practiced by lawyers and interpreted by judges.