Monday, July 11, 2022

Immigration Law: An Open Casebook

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I am thrilled to introduce Immigration Law: An Open Casebook, the first open-source/open-access casebook on U.S. immigration law. I designed this book to serve as the principal text for a broad-based immigration law course as well as a specialty course on crimmigration.

The book provides explanations and primary source readings regarding immigration law in the United States. Topics include the constitutional bases for regulating immigration, the contours of the immigration bureaucracy, the admission of immigrants and nonimmigrants into the United States, undocumented migration, the deportation and exclusion of noncitizens, refugee and asylum law, immigration detention, federal and state immigration crimes, border and interior immigration enforcement, and the law concerning citizenship and naturalization.

The book has a Creative Commons license that allows adopters to add to, delete from, abridge, rearrange, and alter the work as best fits their courses. (See "Notices" inside the book.) The project is similar to open access casebooks offered by CALI's eLangdell bookstore.

The book is available for free download at this link. It is available in both .pdf and .docx format. Paperback versions of the book are available for purchase on Amazon for under $14.

Questions? Adopting the book? Email me: kit.johnson at


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Very cool Kit!

Posted by: KJ | Jul 11, 2022 3:54:35 PM

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