2018-2019 Catalog

LAWS 1505 Removal and Advocacy in Immigration Court

4.5 - 0.0 - 4.5


(2) LAWS 1500 or LAWS 2327; and LAWS 1501 - must be completed prior to taking this course.

Course Description

This course provides an overview of the process of removing non-citizens - both those legally present and those without valid documentation - from the United States based upon allegations and charges of inadmissibility and removability that provide grounds to do so under the Immigration and Nationality Act and its interaction with other laws. The focus is on representation of non-citizens in immigration court, and emphasizes such topics as detention, relief for those who face persecution and torture as well as other defenses from removal, the development of case strategy, compilation of evidence and use of legal resources, and the representation before, during and after immigration hearings. Enrollment in this course does not qualify any person to engage in the practice of immigration law. This course is not intended for individuals enrolled in the paralegal program.