Dean Johnson Comments on Undocumented Immigrant Activism for Associated Press
Dean Kevin R. Johnson contributed comments to an Associated Press article on the growing activism among undocumented immigrants, many of whom are choosing to reveal their status in order to share their stories, attend rallies, and attempt to influence the national debate over immigration reform. The article was published by media outlets including ABC News and the Huffington Post.
"These are youth that were educated in the American education system for the most part. Now they are doing what we teach people to do in America - stand up for your rights," said Dean Johnson.
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.