Overview of the program and basics of immigration law (4:30)
Mary Armistead identifies the basic sources of immigration law and the agencies that implement it.
Immigration statuses (11:20)
Jon Lemelin and Michelle Lee survey the various kinds of immigration status, including "legal permanent resident," "nonimmigrant," and various humanitarian statuses like asylee or refugee.
The immigration process (30:20)
Mary Armistead discusses the processes by which people apply for statuses, as well as inadmissibility and deportability, i.e., what makes a person ineligible for various statuses and how statuses can be taken away.
Immigration enforcement (50:20)
Michelle Lee and Mary Armistead give an overview of immigration enforcement, including states' role in immigration enforcement, how the immigration system overlaps with the criminal justice system, and procedures for deportation ("removal").
Obtaining lawful status (1:00:10)
Isabelle Thacker explains how to seek lawful status (visas or other documents that authorize presence in the United States) on the basis of employment; the diversity lottery; family connections; or humanitarian needs.
Current events (1:27:10)
Ava Ayers surveys recent developments in the headlines, including family separation and new restrictive procedures that apply at the border; responses to the Covid-19 crisis; and New York's Green Light Law, which allows undocumented people to receive driver's licenses.