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News Posted on March 14, 2013

Professor Chin Comments on Immigration Enforcement for FOX5 San Diego

Professor Gabriel "Jack" Chin commented on trends in immigration enforcement for a news report on San Diego-area FOX network television station FOX5.  Professor Chin was in San Diego to speak at the Center for Comparative Immigration Studies at UC San Diego, delivering a talk on "Federalism at the Border: Immigration Policy and the States."

Professor Chin said that statistics showing a recent decrease in apprehensions at the border reflect changes in economic factors that were driving a high rate of immigration to the United States.

"The economy in Mexico is getting better.  Our economy was getting worse.  The demand for labor in the U.S. was diminishing," said Chin.  He also said that law-abiding undocumented immigrants "should be allowed to stay.  That's what we've done in the past.  I think that's what we should do again."

Gabriel "Jack" Chin, who joined the King Hall faculty in 2011, is a prolific and much-cited criminal and immigration law scholar whose work has addressed many of the most pressing social issues of our time.

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