CHILD MIGRATION & U.S. IMMIGRATION POLICY
This timely course will examine the factors leading to the recent surge in Central American children coming to the U.S. border alone. In a weekly two-hour seminar, taught simultaneously to students in Camden and Newark via the law school’s brand new immersive classroom, we will examine four main areas: (1) U.S. immigration policy towards children, including substantive law and procedure; (2) current push and pull factors leading to child migration from Central America; (3) best practices in working with children in crisis and (4) the challenges of reintegration after deportation.
Up to 10 students in the course may participate in the spring break travel to Guatemala and earn an additional credit. By traveling to Guatemala over spring break, students will have the opportunity to meet with individuals and social service organizations that work with child migrants and repatriated children. Students will learn first-hand the reasons why children emigrate and the difficulties they face in the United States, and after repatriation. The in-country experience will provide a unique and valuable setting for students to enrich their understanding of U.S. immigration policy and the effects of that policy on individuals. The travel component will also introduce students to the indigenous cultures of Guatemala as we learn how indigenous populations have been affected by migration.
Faculty Directors: Joanne Gottesman (firstname.lastname@example.org), Randi Mandelbaum (email@example.com), Rutgers School of Law
Course Number: TBD
Course Meeting Dates and Times: TBD
March 13-20, 2020
Program Cost: Approximately $2,500
Program Cost Includes:
International health insurance
Some meals and excursions
Program Cost Does Not Include:
Passport, visa, or airport entrance or exit fees (if applicable)Vaccinations
*Please complete all components of the application, including passport number and expiration date.
*Upon completion of this application, the Office of International Students & Global Programs will register you in the course.
*Program cost is in addition to tuition, is approximate, and is subject to change.
*To withdraw, contact the Office of International Students & Global Programs at firstname.lastname@example.org. Remember: once you sign the Camden Financial Responsibility Statement, you may be responsible for paying the entire cost of the program.