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Spring 2017
LAW383  A  IMMIGRATION, ETHNICITY, AND PUBLIC POLICY

Course Description
This course exposes students to the recent literature on immigration and immigrant and ethnic minorities in order to explore the linkages through which "immigrants" become "ethnics" and the contrasting social and economic results of the process. In keeping with a focus on public policy, we will examine the ways in which state action affects the adaptation process of immigrant groups and the opportunities for economic mobility and social integration of racial and ethnic minorities. The timing of the seminar this semester coincides with a confrontation of historical proportions concerning future immigration policy in the United States. Through readings and class discussions, we will examine what lies behind public declarations and legislative proposals of advocates and opponents of continuing immigration and of immigration reform. There will be case studies of selected immigrant groups. The unique role of Miami as both a gateway city and an immigrant enclave will receive close attention.

Students will be responsible for one or two presentations during the semester


Course Schedule
Dates Day Time Room
01-17-2017 - 04-25-2017   R  5:30 PM-8:20 PM F200

Course Frequency
This course is usually offered once every academic year

Course Information

Credits: 3
Pass/Fail Option: No
Prerequisite:
Method of Evaluation:
Graduation Requirements Fulfilled By Course: None
Special Attributes:
Co-Listed Course
Special Restrictions:
Law Track(s):
Immigration - Specialized
Bar Subject(s): None
Concentration(s):
Social Justice & Public Interest (Area of Focus)   More information
Social Justice & Public Interest (Concentration)   More information

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Professor(s)

PORTES, ALEJANDRO


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Contact Information:
Email: aportes@law.miami.edu
Phone: (305)284-3215
Office: G267