Child Migration and U.S. Immigration Policy (601:633)
Professors: Joanne Gottesman (Rutgers–Camden) and Randi Mandelbaum (Rutgers–Newark)
This timely course will examine the factors leading to the recent surge in Central American children coming to the U.S. border alone. In a weekly two-hour seminar, this course will examine four main areas: (1) U.S. immigration policy towards children, including substantive law and procedure; (2) current push and pull factors leading to child migration from Central America; (3) best practices in working with children in crisis and (4) the challenges of reintegration after deportation. This course also has a one-credit spring embedded study abroad program to Guatemala.