611.25 Readings: Race and Immigration

This Readings Course will examine the role race has played since the birth of the nation in driving immigration policy both in terms of who is permitted to enter the United States and who is targeted through enforcement.  Topics will include the Chinese Exclusion Act, the country quota system, Japanese internment, the Bracero program, post-9/11 registration, expansion of immigration enforcement through the criminal justice system, DACA recission, the Travel Bans, border policy, and the narratives constructed around Latinx, Black, Asian, and White immigration. We will analyze the response to these policies by Congress, the courts, and the public. Students will be required to engage with written and other documentary material through drafting regular blog posts, commenting on other student’s posts, and a final reflection paper.

This Readings section counts as a PIPS elective.

Class will meet for the first ten weeks.

Special Notes:

HYBRID *Meets first 10 weeks of the semester

Fall 2020

Course Number Course Credits Evaluation Method Instructor
Course Credits
Reflective Writing
Class participation
Kate Evans, Shane Ellison
Sakai site: https://sakai.duke.edu/portal/site/LAW.611.25.F20
Email list: LAW.611.25.F20@sakai.duke.edu
Degree Requirements
Course Requirements - JD
Course Requirements - LLM
Course Requirements - LLM-ICL
Course Requirements - Public Interest
Course Areas of Practice
Course Areas of Practice