News Mentions/Interviews

Kevin R. Johnson's Commentary Featured in Pacific Standard Article

July 05, 2019
Professor Kevin R. Johnson's commentary was recently featured in the Pacific Standard article Motel 6 will Settle a Suit Over its Cooperation with ICE. Popular budget hospitality chain Motel 6 will pay damages of $10 million to former guests with Spanish-language surnames who were targeted in the company's cooperation with Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents.

Kevin R. Johnson's Commentary Featured in Politifact Article

June 28, 2019
Professor Kevin R. Johnson's commentary was recently featured in the Politifact article "FACT CHECK: Did Kamala Harris really disagree with Obama’s deportation policy?". Kamala Harris’ news release said that two years earlier, in 2012, she issued another "information bulletin" to law enforcement agencies clarifying that federal immigration detainers "are not mandatory, but are merely requests enforceable at the discretion of the state and local agency." UC Davis Law School Dean Kevin R. Johnson expressed that "the bulletin on detainers was meaningful," and that "it allowed local law enforcement agencies" discretion "to not detain low level offenders."

Joanna Regulska's Commentary Featured in Inside Higher Ed Article

June 25, 2019
Colleges are seeing increases in processing times for international students applying for work authorization through the Optional Practical Training, or OPT, program, leaving some students with job or internship offers unable to take up their positions on time. The times increased after January 2017 when U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services removed an internal rule stipulating that it would process requests for employment authorization documents within 90 days. "The bigger issue is why for goodness sakes is it taking so long," Professor Regulska said of OPT processing times. 

Caitlin Patler's Commentary on DACA Featured in Dallas News

May 16, 2019
In a Dallas News article, Assistant Professor of Sociology Caitlin Patler said that DACA’s creation in June 2012 may have allowed recipients to ease up on their fears of deportation and focus on their work and futures

Zachariah Rutledge Interviewed by the Western Farm Press About Farm Labor Issues in California

May 15, 2019
“As a Ph.D. student I had already worked on some immigration issues in my studies, and when this topic surfaced I began looking deeper into the issue and realized that we lacked a lot of good information to properly examine and fully explore the issue,” Rutledge told Western Farm Press in a telephone interview. “I contacted the California Farm Bureau which had conducted a survey in 2017. I felt like we needed to add additional questions to the survey to get a broader picture of the issue, and the CFB agreed to partner with us to conduct the 2019 updated survey.”

Zacahriah Rutledge and J. Edward Taylor's Research on Farm Labor Shortages Featured in UC Davis' Food and Agriculture News

May 02, 2019
"The farm labor supply is declining, and farmers are responding by changing their production practices,” said the study’s co-author, Zachariah Rutledge, a doctoral student in the UC Davis Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics. “These results are important because they show how big of a problem this is for California farmers, and they suggest that the problem is not going to go away in the near future.”