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Immigration Laws Specialist (ILSCC)


This career certificate prepares students for careers in non-governmental organizations, local and federal government agencies, private and public institutions and businesses. Federal regulations at 8 C.F.R. § 1292.1(a)(4) allow non-attorney “Accredited Representatives” to represent aliens before the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR), which includes the immigration courts and the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA). This career certificate is not an option for the education of paralegals.

Job & Salary Outlook

For current information regarding income and careers in legal occupations, see the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Learning Goals

  • Apply core concepts of U.S. immigration law.
  • Resource and utilize immigration regulatory agencies.
  • Analyze the role and functions of U.S. immigration law regulatory agencies as they apply to immigration and families.
  • Analyze the functions of U.S. immigration law regulatory agencies as they apply to removal and advocacy in immigration court.
  • Explore the role of and apply the core concepts of ethics to immigration advocacy and compliance.


  • LAWS 1500 - Introduction to US Immigration Law 4.5 Credits
  • LAWS 1501 - Immigration Regulatory Agencies 4.5 Credits
  • LAWS 1503 - Immigration and Families 4.5 Credits
  • LAWS 1505 - Removal and Advocacy in Immigration Court 4.5 Credits
  • LAWS 1509 - Ethics and Immigration Advocacy and Compliance 4.5 Credits
  • LAWS 1581 - Service Learning 4.5 Credits


  • LAWS 2981: Internship 4.5 Credit Hours

Degrees & Certificates Offered

Academy Pathway

Students may use the Immigration Laws Specialist Career Certificate as a pathway to further their Legal Studies education in completion of the following Certificates and Degrees:


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For More Information Contact

Sherman Willis
J.D., B.A., RICP®, Licensed Insurance Agent - Nebraska and Iowa
MCC Director of Legal Studies Programs
MCC Sarpy Center | 531-622-3832

Richard Bell
M.A., B.S.
MCC Academic Advisor
MCC South Omaha Campus | 531-622-4777

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