Dean Johnson Writes in Conversation, Speaks to NPR About 'Remain in Mexico' Ruling

Dean Kevin R. Johnson weighed in for several media outlets about the Supreme Court’s June 30 ruling in Biden v. Texas. The court rejected an effort to prevent President Joe Biden’s rollback of President Donald Trump’s “Remain in Mexico” policy requiring asylum seekers arriving at the U.S. southern land border to be returned to Mexico while their claims were processed.

In a June 30 piece for The Conversation, Johnson wrote that “The 5-4 decision means that the case will be returned to the lower courts. But it also makes clear that whoever is control of the White House has the power to change directions in immigration policy – even drastic reversals of policy. It follows that presidents can do the same in other substantive legal areas as well, such as civil rights and environmental protection.

Johnson’s Conversation essay was picked up the UK’s Telegraph and Albany (N.Y.) Times Union newspapers, among other outlets. Johnson also discussed the ruling on NPR’s Morning Edition and San Francisco’s KQED public radio station.

Kevin R. Johnson is the law school’s dean, Mabie-Apallas Professor of Public Interest Law and professor of Chicana/o studies at UC Davis. He is an internationally recognized scholar in the fields of immigration law and policy, refugee law, and civil rights.

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