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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

National Paralegal College | Evaluated Learning Experience

Immigration Law (PLG-204)


Varies; self-study format.

Various, distance learning format.
November 2009 - Present.
Instructional delivery format: 
Online/distance learning
Learner Outcomes: 
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: define common vocabulary terms related to immigration law; outline various non-immigrant visa categories and requirements (Visa Alphabet); complete a Family Based Petition and a Worker Based Petition; describe how individuals gain entry into the United States; discuss elements of deportation and removal requirements; outline worker preference categories for certain visas; explain asylum and the requirements; outline the appeal process for denied applications and petitions; and explain the naturalization process and the related requirements.

This course teaches students the basics of immigration law in the United States, including the process by which individuals gain lawful entry into the country and the converse process of deportation and removal proceedings. Students learn about the various non-immigrant visa categories and requirements as well as the steps to naturalization. Other topics include: family based petitions; worker based petitions and requests for asylum; hearings relevant to Immigration Law and the appeals process for those denied entry or who are subject to deportation. Evaluation criteria include: required readings, essay assignments, class participation, and final exam.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category OR in the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Immigration Law (1/13) (3/18 revalidation) (5/23 revalidation).