WOL-123: Immigration Law

Duration: 4 Weeks
Credits: 2 Credits (84 Clock Hours)



In this introductory-level course, you will gain both a theoretical and practical understanding of the basic elements of immigration law. We will begin with a review of immigration law and policy. Since most immigration law is policy driven, the course will present an overview of the history and evolution of this area of the Federal law. We will then delve into the sources of both the Federal government's and the States' authority to establish immigration statutes.

The course then turns to the issues of immigration itself. We will look at the various categories of immigrants and non-immigrants, their statuses and the priority with which the law treats their applications for entry. We will review the elements of Lawful Permanent Resident (LPR) status, as well as issues that have arisen as result of the 9/11 terror attacks. Finally, we will explore the procedure required for admission into the United States and the procedures for deportation.

A major part of this 4-week immigration law course will concern the most common forms that are used in an immigration practice. The forms themselves are available online and in the accompanying textbook.

Course Syllabus (click to view)


Earn Your Certificate Online

Upon completion of this individual course, students will be awarded a certificate from the The Washington Online Learning Institute.

Certification from the accredited Washington Online Learning Institute will signify the student's achievement in both knowledge and competence.

This certificate is valid in all 50 States.


Course Format: Instructor Led Online Course

Students are required to complete weekly reading assignments both from the textbook and other supplemental materials. Students must also participate in discussions with the course instructor and fellow students. Discussion forums are provided in the WOLI online classroom.

Online tests are conducted at the end of each course.

Students are not required to attend any scheduled class meetings. Log in at your convenience to attend school.


Fully Accredited Online School

WOLI is fully accredited by the Middle States Association (MSA) Commission on Secondary Schools, one of the most prestigious accrediting agencies in the United States.