U.S. Immigration Policy: The Tip of an Iceberg

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Spring 2018 quarter

Taught by

immigration, legal policy

This course is intended to give students a general overview of the U.S. immigration system and the vocabulary and context for understanding contemporary immigration issues.  We will focus on how people can come to the United States and why they may be forced to leave.  The class will also have a special focus on refugees, recent migratory patterns along the southern U.S. border, the detention of migrants, and public policy discussions surrounding comprehensive immigration reform and executive actions in the current political climate. 

Program Details


Spring Open

Location and Schedule

Campus Location


Time Offered

Evening and Weekend

Advertised Schedule

April 20-22, 5-9p Fri, 9a-5p Sat/Sun

Online Learning

Enhanced Online Learning