News Mentions/Interviews

Kevin R. Johnson's Commentary on New 'Public Charge' Rule Featured on Los Angeles Times

August 16, 2019
California on Friday sued the Trump administration to challenge the legality of a new “public charge” rule that could deny green cards to immigrants who receive public assistance, including food stamps, Medicaid and housing vouchers. Professor Kevin R. Johnson said that an equal protection claim generally only prevails if it can be established that the government acted with an intent to discriminate.

Giovanni Peri Interviewed on The Case for Immigration Podcast

August 16, 2019
Professor Giovanni Peri was interviewed on how immigration affects American workers on the podcast “The case for Immigration” by Nathan Bown in an episode called “Immigration and the American Workers”.

Kevin R. Johnson's Commentary on Green Card Regulation featured in Sputnik News

August 15, 2019
While partisan strife over illegal immigration continues to rage on in Washington, Donald Trump has come up with yet another initiative, bringing green card holders and applicants into the spotlight. Professor Kevin R. Johnson, dean of University of California, Davis School of Law, shares Egmont's concerns by saying that the regulation could backfire to the detriment of the US labour market.

Giovanni Peri's Research about Guest Workers Referenced in Vancouver Sun Article

July 28, 2019
A big jump in the number of guest workers is hurting low-wage employees and others across Canada, according to economists. In line with the research of Professor Giovanni Peri, the article describes how owners of a franchise often try to justify bringing in more guest workers by saying they can’t find anyone to fill the low-skill slot.

Kevin R. Johnson's Commentary on Asylum Protections Featured in KQED Article

July 15, 2019
A new rule aims to make asylum claims ineligible if an asylum-seeker passes through another country first. Professor Johnson stated that "Guatemala's legal infrastructure is weak, to say the least. Mexico has offered very limited legal protections for Central Americans. That makes it very different from the safe third country agreement with Canada."

Kevin R. Johnson's Commentary on Repatriation Drives featured in History Article

July 12, 2019
The deportation of U.S. citizens has always been unconstitutional, yet scholars argue the way in which “repatriation drives” deported non-citizens was unconstitutional, too. Professor Kevin R. Johnson stated that “one of the issues is the ‘repatriation’ took place without any legal protections in place or any kind of due process.”

Kevin R. Johnson's Commentary on Recent ICE Raids featured in The Mercury News

July 11, 2019
The prospect of nationwide immigration raids starting this weekend has spread fear in the Bay Area’s immigrant communities. Professor Kevin R. Johnson noted that "people are fearful of leaving their homes, fearful of going to work, fearful of going to school, fearful of going to the doctor, fearful of going to the DMV.”