This course exposes students to immigration issues that transcend the U.S.-Mexico border. Students enrolled in the class will not only be exposed to policy and current legal issues, but also gain practical skills in client representation. As part of the course, students are required to attend a one-week intensive trip to El Paso, Texas over Spring Break. During the trip, students will engage in a variety of activities including visiting the border, ICE detention centers and the Executive Office of Immigration, located in El Paso. Students also will work closely with a local nonprofit, United Neighborhood Organization ("UNO"), to conduct consultations, legal research, and make in-court appearances on behalf of migrants facing removal from the United States. Students enrolled in the course must be available from Sunday, March 4, to Saturday, March 10, for the trip to El Paso, Texas. Students enrolled in the course must cover their travel, accommodation and meal costs. Professor approval is required for enrollment in the course.
Immigration Law (LAWG-4017) (can be taken concurrently)