Course Description

U.S. Immigration Reform examines the strengths and weaknesses of current US immigration policy and proposals for its reform. The course focuses on the system for legal permanent admissions and temporary admissions (nonimmigrant categories) for work, family reunification, study, and other similar purposes. It also examines policies designed to curb unauthorized migration, assessing the effectiveness of border and interior enforcement activities.


The course also examines policies related to forced migration, including refugee resettlement, asylum and temporary protected status. These issues will be discussed in a comparative framework, analyzing how other countries address issues affecting the United States. The course will examine the role of federal, state and local authorities in implementing policy reforms. It also examines the role of public opinion and various interest groups in affecting policy formulation.


Students will be required to write a 10-page paper, due after the course completion, on a specific reform issue.

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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9:00AM to 5:00PM
Aug 18, 2021 to Aug 20, 2021
Schedule and Location
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Course Tuition
Tuition non-credit $1,195.00
Section Notes

Welcome to the Flex Learning Experience - Real-time learning using live Zoom video conferencing— mirroring a more traditional classroom with regular interaction, - engaging activities, and the dynamic exploration of topics and concepts.

  • Dynamic exploration of topics, ideas and concepts with the instructor and students in the class
  • Interact regularly and frequently with your instructors and other students
  • Comparable level of accountability and engagement as classroom attendance
  • Lectures, discussions, and presentations occur at a specific hour
  • Face-to-face discussion, individual guidance, speed and immediacy to synchronous online learning
  • Immediate feedback - encouraging quick feedback on ideas, and support consensus and decision making
  • Pacing - encouraging students to keep up-to-date and provide a discipline to learning
  • Spontaneity - making it easy to add new ideas to the conversation, brainstorming or decision making
  • Familiarity - simulating a more traditional face-to-face environment
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