DSP6200 Immigration and American Law – Principles & Procedures

Course Overview

Educational Level: Graduate, Master
Credit Hours: 3 Credits
Instructor: Dr. Cindy Feng

Course Description:

Through the use of landmark case law and salient examples from recent immigration reform, this course provides an advanced study of the immigration, nationality, and naturalization laws of the United States. Students will investigate and analyze policy issues relating to migration, refugees, asylum, deportation, and citizenship issues.

How This Course Benefits Students:

This course explores the fundamentals of U.S. immigration law beyond the entry-level training in immigration law practice and procedure. It is designed to deepen the proficiency of individuals who intend to serve with “partial accreditation” from the US Office of Legal Access Programs (formerly by the Board of Immigration Appeals) in legal service centers and to prepare individuals seeking “full accreditation” in more complex immigration cases. It is also suitable for attorneys and paralegals entering the field of immigration law.

Why This Course Is Important:

Non-lawyers who are recognized by the US Office of Legal Access Programs (formerly by the Board of Immigration Appeals) can practice immigration law on behalf of low-income clients. The foundational course and the Study Beyond course in immigration law give students the overview and initial experience needed for application to OLAP to practice at an OLAP-accredited center. This course will give students additional depth and knowledge to pursue full accreditation.