Immigration is a notoriously complex area of law, because it is both detailed and technical. Moreover, Immigration Law, like other administrative law fields, is highly procedure, form, and document driven. This course will provide a brief overview of the main subject areas which are the basis of U.S. immigration Law. The goal of this course is to expose the paralegal to some of the fundamentals and to provide some of the tools utilized to keep up to date with the constant changes. The main objective of this course is to introduce paralegals to commonly used immigration terms and abbreviations, the governmental agencies involved, the various temporary and permanent immigration options, and the requirements of some of the most commonly used immigration processes in family-based and employment-based immigration.
Prerequisite: You must be a current paralegal student or have experience as a paralegal to enroll in this course.
Please Note: This is an 8 week course which is divided into 7 units plus a Final Project and Final Exam covered in Unit 8. This course is packed with information and will require extra work. When enrolling in the course, please make sure you will have time in your schedule to devote to the course. You can expect to spend approximately 4 hours a week working on this course.
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Requirements: Internet access, e-mail, and Firefox or Internet Explorer web browser. You will receive a password and log-in information via email within 2-3 business days before the course begins. You must make an 80 or higher on your overall course grade to successfully complete.
If you have questions about this course, please contact the online coordinator at 770-499-3355 or firstname.lastname@example.org.