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Caitin Patler's Commentary on ICE Detention Featured in Knowable Magazine

January 24, 2020
“Tens of thousands of people are held for three to six months or longer, sometimes years at a time,” says Caitlin Patler, a sociologist at the University of California, Davis. “The size and scope of the detention program and the way it has grown since the 1970s is staggering, but we know very little about the impact on immigrants.”

Robert Irwin's coedited issue of Tabula Rasa "Global Border Industrial Complexes: Genealogies, Epistemologies, Sexualities", available in its entirety here: https://www.revistatabularasa.org/numero33/

January 07, 2020
Complejos industriales fronterizos globales: genealogías, epistemologías, sexualidades Coeditors: Cristina Jo Pérez, Robert McKee Irwin, John Guzmán Aguilar This portfolio brings together essays focusing on the notion of the Border Industrial Complex from a variety of comparative historical and geographical perspectives that look beyond the most obvious collaborations of the state and private sectors in comparative border securitization, identifying a wide range of elements that contribute to and benefit from systems of border control.

Philip Martin's Commentary on CA Minimun Wage Increases and Agricultural Workers featured in BakersfieldNow Article

December 30, 2019
California's minimum wage will increase by one dollar on January 1, 2020, paying $13 an hour for larger businesses, and $12 an hour for businesses employing fewer than 25 employees. As wages rise, agricultural growers anticipate cutting back on overtime hours for their workers. Philip Martin, an agricultural labor economist at UC Davis, estimates that by 2022 for the average grocery bill of $45, a shopper would be about a dollar more a month.

Giovanni Peri and Annie Hines' Article on the Effect of Deportation on Crime Featured in Econofact

December 13, 2019
Giovanni Peri and Annie Hines' Article "Does Deporting Immigrants Lower Crime? Evidence from Secure Communities" was recently featured in Econofact. The goal of reducing crime has been cited as one justification for policies that increase the government's ability to deport immigrants. But there are different — and conflicting — ways in which increasing deportations could impact crime.

Gabriel (Jack) Chin's Commentary on Trump's Travel Ban Featured in Spring Hill Insider

December 07, 2019
Gabriel “Jack” Chin, a UC Davis law professor and expert on immigration law, said that Robart could preclude an evidentiary hearing by deciding whether the executive order is discriminatory on its face, one way or the other. He said the Seattle judge will be moving onto “very, very tricky terrain” if he sides with the state of Washington’s lawyers that the president’s thinking needs to be investigated.