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Citizenship and U.S. Immigration

What does it mean for an immigrant to become a U.S. citizen? Through a background of historical and policy perspectives, this course will examine U.S. law governing how citizenship is acquired, the constitutional and international law foundations underlying immigration regulation, the role of the federal government in regulating immigration, and immigration law reform.

Start Date: Feb 01, 2014 Topics: Law


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This course analyzes the historical origins of citizenship and immigration in the United States and provides an overview of modern U.S. law. The course also includes elements of immigration policy, social science, history, political theory, and ethics.


  • Dates: Feb 01, 2014 to Mar 01, 2014
  • Level of Difficulty: Beginner
  • Size: Massive Open Online Course
  • Instructor: Polly J Price
  • Institution: Coursera
  • Topics: Law

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