2018-2019 News

Kevin Johnson interviewed by MPR News

April 08, 2019
Professor Kevin Johnson's interview on how Kirstjen Nielsen's departure can affect administration policies featured in MPR News.

Recent Article by Dean Kevin R. Johnson "The New Latinx 'Repatriation'? Removals, Criminal Justice, and the Efforts to Remove Latinx Peoples from the United States"

March 18, 2019
During the hard times of the Great Depression, state and local governments, with the support of the U.S. government, “repatriated” approximately one million persons of Mexican ancestry, including many U.S. citizen children as well as immigrant parents, to Mexico. Similarly, the U.S. government in 1954 in the military-style “Operation Wetback,” directed by a retired general, removed hundreds of thousands of persons of Mexican ancestry, including many U.S. citizen children, from the Southwest. Those discriminatory events have shaped the identities of Latinx people in the United States.