Crimmigration: The Intersection of Criminal Law and Immigration Law

HLS 2597
Philip Torrey
Th 9:30am - 11:30am
The intersection of criminal law and immigration law is a growing field of law that is at the forefront of today's immigration debate.  As immigration laws have become more "criminalized" and criminal laws have become more "immigrationized" it is increasingly important to understand the intersection of criminal law and immigration law.  The goal of this course is to give students the skills to recognize and examine immigration consequences of criminal convictions and to understand how those laws have developed in light of historical trends related to immigration detention, border security, race, poverty, national security, and Fifth Amendment Due Process jurisprudence.