PUBPOL 495

PUBPOL 495.002: Policy Seminar: Immigration Policy

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Level
Undergraduate
Term
Fall 2015
Days
Monday, Wednesday
Time
2:30-4:00 pm EST
Course Location
1220 WEILL
Course Section
002
U-M Course Number
20506
Credit Hours
4

Fifty years ago, the 1965 Immigration and Nationality Act changed the racial and ethnic composition of America, while creating a system of choices - both intended and unintended - that continue to shape today's authorized and unauthorized migration flows to the U.S. This seminar allows students to examine how the U.S. might have looked under different policy regimes; explores the political coalitions that supported major immigration reforms, in 1967, 1986, 1995, and the present day; and considers how states and the judiciary have made a place for immigrants in the U.S. system of rights. The course ends with a discussion of refugee policy and how and whether refugees and immigrants differ under law.