Professor Art Wolf Spring, 2017

Our first class for the spring term will meet on Wednesday, January 11, 2017, at 2:30 p.m. Pleasestudy the materials for Assignment #1. The assignments for the course will be posted weekly on ourTWENsite, so please sign-up for it. Please formulate responses to the questions posed in the assignments.

A. Required Materials:

1. Course Book (hereinafter“CB”):Aleinikoff, Martin, Motomura, Fullerton, and Stumpf,Immigration and Citizenship: Process and Policy (8th ed.)(2016).

2. Documentary Supplement (hereinafter “DS”):Aleinikoff, Martin, Motomura, and Fullerton,Immigration and Nationality Laws of the United States: Selected Statutes, Regulations and Forms (2016 ed.).

3. Instructor's Handouts.

B. Note on Reading Documents: The reading assignments will regularly make reference to United States immigration and citizenship statutes, regulations, forms, and constitutional provisions.Some are printed in the coursebook itself, some are printed in the DocumentarySupplement, and some online. You are expected to read these materials as they arise in the course. You should especially take note of the forms, which are critical for attorneys who practice immigration law (and students who study it).

C. History of Immigration: Assignment #1 includes a brief, but incisive history of immigration in the United States. During the term, we will be making regular references to this history, together with other historical materials. Your knowledge of these materials is essential for a thorough understanding of the course. The instructor strongly recommends that you reread Chapter One several times during the term.

D. Assignments:

Assignment #1: Introduction

(a) Course Book (hereinafter "CB"), pp. v-xi: Prefaces.

(b) CB, pp. xiii-xvii: Technical Matters (read very carefully and closely).

(c) Reread p. xiii-xiv (top of page) of the CB and study Documentary Supplement (hereinafter "DS"), pp. vii-x: Statutory Conversion Table. What does this Table tell you about the key statute in this course, the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1952 (the “INA”)? What is meant by “classification to U.S.C.A.” in the title of the Table? Why does the Table have two columns, one referring to the sections of the INA and the other the sections of the U.S.C.A.?

(d) The United States Code has two types of titles: classified and codified. What is the difference between the two types?

(e) CB: pp. 1-47.