Crimmigration, Crisis, and Conflict

Crimmigration, Crisis, and Conflict - Professor Juliet Stumpf

  • Course Number: LAW-462
  • Course Type: Highly Specialized
  • Credits: 2
  • Enrollment Limit: Determined by the Registrar
  • Description: This course addresses one of the most significant developments in criminal and immigration law in the modern era: the intersection of the immigration and criminal justice systems, or crimmigration. We explore the historical and contemporary relationship between the criminal justice system and immigration policing, focusing on how individuals thought not to be citizens of the United States are impacted by criminal law procedures, substantive criminal law, and the unique interplay between the deportation and criminal law apparatuses. The course delves into how crimmigration developed in line with the War on Drugs, the significance of criminal arrest and civil detention as means of social control, the centrality of race in the implementation of crimmigration law, federalism and private-public relationships underlying crimmigration, and theoretical explanations and critiques of crimmigration. The course fosters skills in analyzing statutes and regulations concerning immigration, knowledge of procedural and substantive constitutional requirements and limits, and writing and presentation of original ideas via a research paper and in-class presentation. This course is taught in a seminar-style format. Students will engage with scholarly essays, social science research, and legal cases. 
  • Prerequisite: Immigration Law and Policy is recommended
  • Evaluation Method: Participation, presentation of the student’s research, and final paper with rewrite
  • Capstone: yes
  • WIE: yes