Course Code: 8627X
Dates: December 7-14, 2022
Meets: Two Wed., 6:30-8:30PM Begins 12/07 (MT)
Location: Colorado Free University in Lowry.
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We have all heard the questions: Why don't "they" just come legally? Why don't "they" get in line and wait their turn? My grandparents came legally and it was easy. Why is there such a shortage of high tech workers in the U.S.? If the kids are US citizens, why can't the parents stay here? She's a veteran of the U.S. military, how can she be deported? If she marries a U.S. citizen, doesn't she just become a citizen? How and why was there a rush to evacuate so many Afghans in August 2021? And how about all those foreign hockey and baseball and soccer players: how did they get to the U.S.?<br>U.S. immigration law has often been compared with tax law in its complexity. It has developed over the last 200 years with a hodge-podge of statutes, regulations, executive orders and court cases. When an immigration case hits the media, it is rarely explained within the context of the larger picture. The purpose of this 2-part course will be to teach the basic structure of our immigration system: Who is a citizen? What is a "green card"? How does a person come to the U.S. legally, and what happens if they come illegally? We will examine how a foreign relative can come to the U.S., and how an employer can bring in a foreign worker.We will look at how someone can come as a refugee or apply for asylum. We will examine what works and what doesn't in this complex system and talk about some of the large and small changes that could bring more humanity and logic to all of these processes.<br>Nancy Elkind is a retired lawyer who limited her practice to immigration law for more than 35 years. Her practice covered all aspects of immigration law including family-based cases, asylum, removal, consular processing and employment-based cases. With a master's degree in Political Science from the University of Wisconsin, and earned her J.D. from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law. She was admitted to practice in Colorado, and before the United States District Court for the District of Colorado, the U.S. Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the U.S. Supreme Court.
Colorado Free University in Lowry.