Immigration Law

Elective Course
Course Number: LAW 595
Credits: 2

Immigration Law explores the functioning of the federal immigration system, and how that system impacts the lives of immigrants, with a particular focus on real Montana case studies. The course examines the laws relating to admission on visas, the paths to get "green cards" and citizenship, and the options available to those facing imminent deportation. In this course, students will explore important issues facing immigrants in Montana, including racial discrimination and domestic violence. While immigration laws are complex, this course is intended to make the material accessible and also encourage policy discussions about not only how the immigration system works, but how it should work.