Crimmigration Law Seminar



This class addresses the historical and contemporary relationships between criminal and immigration law. Specifically, it explores how migrants are framed as criminals, how people with criminal convictions are treated in the immigration law system, and how unique policies apply to immigrants in the criminal justice system.

The course explores central tensions in the field of immigration law as they play out in the crimmigration sphere, including the tensions between state and federal enforcement of immigration laws, sovereignty and individual rights, and immigration law's focus on promoting family unity for some, while simultaneously separating other families.