Dean Johnson Comments on Obama Immigration Policy Change
Dean Kevin R. Johnson commented for the Chico Enterprise-Record on President Obama's recent announcement of changes in the United States immigration enforcement policy. The president announced last week that undocumented immigrants who came to the United States before the age of 16, have been in the country for at least five years, are non-felons, and are currently enrolled in school or have graduated from high school may apply for deferred action status, making it easier for them to get the identification necessary to get a job. Dean Johnson said the policy change represented a "temporary fix" until more comprehensive immigration reform can be achieved.
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