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Fall 2017
Aug 24, 2019
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PPOL 745 - US Immigration Policy
 The U.S. debate over immigration heats up with every new Administration, perhaps the incoming 2017 Presidency more than others. What can we anticipate? How do the current and proposed admission systems work? What roles do immigrants play and how are they perceived? This course focuses on the structure of the current immigrant admission system and its consequences. We will examine the research on how immigrants integrate into and impact the economy, as well as, opinion polls and the diverse views of Americans about those impacts. Students will better appreciate some of the complexities of immigration policy and realistic options for change. Students will be expected to participate in class discussion, to write a memo, and to write a short paper on a subject of their choice.

1.500 Credit hours
1.500 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours

Levels: MN or MC Graduate, Juris Doctor
Schedule Types: Lecture, Seminar

Public Policy Department

Must be enrolled in one of the following Fields of Study (Major, Minor, Concentration, or Certificate):
      Int'l Development Policy
      Law/Public Policy
      Policy Management
      Public Policy

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