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From Kenya to Kansas: Exploring Life in a Refugee Camp

Learn about US refugee law, to include US and international law on refugees.
Nelson Vargas, J.D. Professor
294 total reviews for this teacher
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Completed by 22 learners
55 minutes
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You will learn about international obligations under the Protocol Relating to the Status of Refugees.
You will learn the history of the Kakuma camp.
You will learn what US legal requirements for refugee resettlement. 
+ 26 years of experience in immigration law, with a focus on asylum and refugee law. 
+ Former a refugee officer in Kakuma, Kenya and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia for the US Immigration and Citizenship Services, Refugee, Asylum, and International Operations Division. 
+ Law professor in asylum and refugee law for Catholic University. 
+ Taught course on refugee resettlement to middle school, high school, and civics groups.
+ Immigration Judge.
+ Published extensively on the topic of Immigration Law in academic law journals and legal periodicals. 
+ Former Deputy Chief Counsel for Immigration and Customs Enforcement.        

I have been deeply immersed in this area of law my entire professional career to include academic writing on the topic. I have taught on this topic to middle and high school students. Social and political issues will be handled with the utmost sensitivity. 
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
55 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.


Nelson Vargas, J.D. Professor
Lives in the United States
Law, social studies, history, and civics teacher
294 total reviews
440 completed classes

About Me

I am a judge, former federal prosecutor, policy counsel, and college and law school professor. My bachelor's degree is from the State University of New York at Albany in Political Science and History, with a minor in Economics. I also earned a... 
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