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Course Code: LSTD402 Course ID: 4491 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate
This course is an introduction to immigration law and policy. Its concentration is on the study and analysis of governing immigration laws and the application of those laws to immigration practice. Current immigration policies and procedures will also be analyzed and discussed. Topics covered include: historical developments and sources of immigration law, federal agencies governing immigration law and practice, admission procedures to the U.S. to include immigrant and non-immigrant visas and citizenship, removal (commonly referred to as “deportation”) laws and procedures, and relief from removal to include asylum, cancellation of removal, and other forms of relief.
|Registration Dates||Course Dates||Session||Weeks|
|04/27/20 - 10/02/20||10/05/20 - 11/29/20||Fall 2020 Session B||8 Week session|
|06/29/20 - 12/04/20||12/07/20 - 01/31/21||Fall 2020 Session D||8 Week session|
|08/31/20 - 01/29/21||02/01/21 - 03/28/21||Winter 2021 Session I||8 Week session|
After completing this course, the student will be able to:
The grading will be based on forum assignments, case essay, written assignments, as well as an open book mid-term and final examination.
|Forum Introduction||1.00 %|
|Forum Disucssion Assignments||20.00 %|
|Forum 1||3.33 %|
|Forum 2||3.33 %|
|Forum 3||3.33 %|
|Forum 5||3.33 %|
|Forum 6||3.33 %|
|Forum 7||3.33 %|
|Week 2 Assignment||9.00 %|
|Week 2 Written Assignment||9.00 %|
|Midterm Examination||25.00 %|
|Midterm Exam||25.00 %|
|Week 5 Case Essay||10.00 %|
|Week 5 - Case Essay Assignment||10.00 %|
|Week 7 Assignment||10.00 %|
|Week 7 Written Assignment||10.00 %|
|Final Examination||25.00 %|
|Final Exam||25.00 %|
Additional Resources: Course handouts and immigration case law will also be required reading and found in the “Lessons” folder for each week’s assigned reading.
Web Site Resources:
In addition to the required course texts, the following public domain web sites are useful.
Please abide by the university’s academic honesty policy when using Internet sources as well. Note web site addresses are subject to change.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigrations Services (USCIS)
9th Circuit Immigration Outline
Board of Immigration Appeals Precedent Decisions
Immigration and Nationality Act (“INA”)
US Department of State (“DOS”) travel site
|Book Title:||Bluebook: Uniform System of Citation, 20th ed. - - e-book available online, please visit http://apus.libguides.com/er.php to locate the course eReserve.|
|Publication Info:||Harvard, Columbia Law Review|
|Author:||Harvard, Columbia Law Review|
|Book Title:||Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Please visit http://apus.libguides.com/er.php to locate the course eReserve.*|
Not current for future courses.