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News Posted on July 11, 2011

Dean Johnson Comments on Strauss-Kahn Accuser for Telegraph

Dean Kevin R. Johnson commented for Reuters news agency and The Daily Telegraph on the possible deportation of a woman who alleged she was sexually attacked by Dominique Strauss-Kahn, who was forced to resign as managing director of the International Monetary Fund.  The woman reportedly gave misleading statements to a grand jury and lied on her U.S. asylum application, leading to speculation that she may face deportation in addition to perjury charges.

"The Department of Homeland Security could try to reopen her asylum case on the basis that she appears to have lied in her application, and ultimately say that she should be removed from the country," Dean Johnson told The Daily Telegraph, one of the United Kingdom's largest newspapers. "This is an extraordinary case ... I can imagine the department going after her."

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

The Daily Telegraph article

Reuters article