The Senate has proposed new legislation to strengthen our border security while making major changes to our nations immigration laws. We have not seen changes like this since 9/11! This week, please do the following:
1. Read the 17-page summary of the new legislation being considered in the Senate. The bill is over 800 pages, so the summary will help narrow down the issues within the bill.
2. Find an interesting article in the news that discusses this new legislation. Provide a summary of the article and be sure to attach the article for your fellow students to read and comment.
3. Then provide your own thoughts and opinion regarding the new law. Do you feel these proposed changes will be more successful than harmful? What strengths/weaknesses are contained in the bill?
Write a case brief for the following case: United States v. Duka, 671 F.3d 329 (3d Cir. 2011). It is attached below, but you may also retrieve it in LexisNexis.
Case briefs are used to highlight the key information contained within a case for use within the legal community as court cases can be quite lengthy.
When writing case briefs, all information must be properly cited. Make sure you are not copying and pasting from your source. Most of the material should be paraphrased; quotations should make up no more than 10% of the brief. Note: since the purpose to is highlight and summarize key information, merely copying and pasting from the case does not accomplish this goal. You must summarize the facts in your own words, using quotations sparingly.