Learning Objectives

Readers of this chapter will be able to:

1. Understand the connections between civil rights and immigration policies
2. Explain and describe how US immigration policy has evolved over time
3. Evaluate how official and unofficial actors can shape immigration policy
4. Review and understand the evolution of immigration policy
5. Describe the major immigration laws in the United States
6. Investigate how Congress, the Courts, and the President shape immigration policy
7. Understand how noninstitutional actors shape immigration policy
8. Consider policy areas of opportunity for the future of immigration policy