PUBPOL 495

PUBPOL 495.004: Policy Seminar: Immigration Policy

Level
Undergraduate
Term
Winter 2019
Days
Monday, Wednesday
Time
8:30-9:50 am EST
Course Location
1210 WEILL
Course Section
004
U-M Course Number
31419
Credit Hours
4

Nearly fifty-five years ago, the 1965 Immigration and Nationality Act changed the racial and ethnic composition of America. It also created a system of choices - both intended and unintended - that continue to shape 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 also explores the history of American refugee and asylum law and its intersection with immigration policy. Students will develop skill in argumentation by writing paired short papers, in which the first argues for a particular policy reform and the second, against.

 

PUBPOL 495 (Policy Seminar) is for students currently enrolled in the Public Policy Undergraduate Program only, no exceptions. Enrollment is by permission only.