611.25 Readings: Race & Immigration Policy

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 national origin quota system, Japanese internment, the Bracero program, post-9/11 registration, expansion of immigration enforcement through the criminal justice system, 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 students’ posts, and a final reflection paper.

Students must take this course, or U.S. Immigration and Nationality Law (LAW 351), prior to or during enrollment in the Immigrant Rights Clinic.

Special Notes:

*Readings: Race & Immigration

Fall 2021

Course Number Course Credits Evaluation Method Instructor
Course Credits
Reflective Writing
Class participation
Shane Ellison, Kate Evans
Sakai site: https://sakai.duke.edu/portal/site/LAW.611.25.F21
Email list: LAW.611.25.F21@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