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Immigration Policy and Practice in America

  • February 06, 2024
  • March 05, 2024
  • 5 sessions
  • February 06, 2024, 11:00 AM 12:15 PM (EST)
  • February 13, 2024, 11:00 AM 12:15 PM (EST)
  • February 20, 2024, 11:00 AM 12:15 PM (EST)
  • February 27, 2024, 11:00 AM 12:15 PM (EST)
  • March 05, 2024, 11:00 AM 12:15 PM (EST)
  • Pavilion



Course Description:  Does the U.S. have an immigration policy? The course examines immigration policy in America with an emphasis on the period of 1965 to the present. Classes include lectures, discussions and some case analysis. The course will be divided into four 90-minute classes. Major topics include the types of immigration, governmental organizations dealing with immigration, family reunification, refugees and asylum-seekers, the undocumented (including DACA, TPS, and Humanitarian Parole) and “reform” and the future of immigration policy in the U.S.

Location:  Pavilion

Dates/Times:  Tuesdays Feb 6 to Mar 5, from 11 am - 12:15 pm. 

Instructor:  Richard Vengroff

Richard Vengroff is a political scientist specializing in comparative politics (North America and Africa) and immigration policy and practice. He completed his graduate work at the Maxwell School of Syracuse University and is a recipient of Senegal's highest civilian honor, “Ordre National du Lion” for his contributions to higher education and development in that country. He has extensive field experience, having worked in 17 different countries. Mr. Vengroff also served in multiple administrative university positions and was tenured at four different universities. His recent work is on immigration and immigration policy. As a Fulbright Fellow in Ottawa he compared immigration at the state and provincial levels. He is certified by the Justice Department as an immigration counselor. In that capacity he has worked with multiple non-profit groups on immigration cases for refugees, asylees and other immigrants.

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