Immigration and Citizenship

Law 214W



Writing Experience (WE)



The course offers an introduction to immigration law from a practical, hands-on learning approach. Lectures and readings will examine: the history of immigration; the federal agencies that administer immigration and citizenship laws; undocumented immigration; the balance between national security and openness to non-citizens; a review of: non-immigrant visas; family and employment-based immigration; adjustment of status vs. consular processing; inadmissibility and removal issues; humanitarian immigration options as well as citizenship and naturalization. Half of the semester will be devoted to an individual course project and class presentation of that project.


UNC School of Law | Van Hecke-Wettach Hall | 160 Ridge Road, CB #3380 | Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3380 | 919.962.5106

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