Truths and Misconceptions About Immigrants and Immigration Law

Nina Siulc (Anthropology and Criminal Justice)

In the lead-up to this year’s presidential elections, candidates have made many claims about immigrants and their relationship to crime, immigration’s impact on U.S. society, and immigration law more broadly that are not based in reality and are contradicted by social scientific research on immigration. As immigration continues to occupy a central place in public debates, this seminar introduces students to the realities of immigration and its place in U.S. society and explores why U.S. policy makers continue to ignore what is known about the right way to proceed with changes to our immigration laws.

Course Number: 
01:090:101 section 71 index 10534