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This class explores the laws governing international humanitarian and refugee law. The class focuses on refugee processing. In this class we will explore refugee processing and international human rights. We will explore the United States' international obligations under the Protocol Relating to the Status of Refugees. You'll learn about human rights law, refugee resettlement, and refugee processing. The class looks at this issue through the prism of refugees at the Kakuma camp in Northwest...
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.
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55 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
Nelson Vargas, J.D. Professor
Law, social studies, history, and civics teacher
🇺🇸Lives in the United States
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440 completed classes
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...