Gail M. Nomura
Traces the evolution of United States immigration law and policy from the nineteenth century to modern day, from free immigration to immigration restriction, through the elimination of race as a criterion, and culmination in the passage of the Simpson-Mezzoli bill. Recommended:either AAS 205 or AAS 206.
This course explores the relationship of law and racial justice in the history of Asian Americans and Pacific Islander Americans in the United States and the ways in which Asian Americans and Pacific Islander Americans have challenged and transformed our political and legal justice system. Our discussions will cover such issues as immigration and exclusion, naturalization and citizenship, sovereignty and self-determination, national security and civil liberties, language, education, and affirmative action.
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