This course explores the legal status of refugees, illegal immigrants, and asylum seekers within the Canadian justice system. Students will discuss migration patterns and the histories of migration, as well as the difference between "legal" and "illegal" immigration. They will also explore local and national agencies and interest groups that engage with refugees and migrants. Students will focus on how racism, theories of cultural identity, immigration policies, and human rights laws intersect with the lived experiences of refugees and immigrants. The course culminates in an examination of how borders and boundaries are constructed and comprehended in an increasingly globalized world.
Note: Prerequisite JUST 1101, JUST 1102
Restricted to Justice