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Immigration Outreach and Education Externship - Center for New Americans




Fall 2 cr; Spr 2 cr cr.

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The Immigration Education and Outreach Externship is a year-long externship course, taught by human rights experts from The Advocates for Human Rights, and in collaboration with the Center for New Americans. In this course you will learn about immigration policy from a human rights perspective, and you will put that learning to work in the real world by developing and engaging in important outreach and education initiatives.

The course has two components.

First, students will attend weekly in-class sessions lasting approximately one hour. These class sessions will cover a diverse range of topics related to the history and evolution of immigration policy in the United States, as well as current issues being debated on the local and national levels, with a special focus on how human rights can inform public policy. The classroom component will also introduce students to the tools that advocates use to effect positive change in law, policy, and our communities. The class will be held at a time to be arranged to accommodate participant schedules.

Second, students will undertake field work through The Advocates for Human Rights on selected outreach and educational projects, which this year will include border policy impacting unaccompanied children, and immigrant labor protections, among others.

Students will be evaluated on an Honors/Pass/Low Pass/Fail basis. There is no final exam; students will maintain written journals and perform other written assignments. There are no prerequisites, but students are encouraged to take Immigration Law and/or International Human Rights Law.

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Fall 2014–Spring 2015: Immigration Outreach and Education Externship - Center for New Americans

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