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News Posted on October 21, 2013

Professor Chin Comments on Immigration Enforcement for Los Angeles Times

Professor Gabriel "Jack" Chin commented for the Los Angeles Times on various states' responses to the inability of the federal government to pass comprehensive immigration reform.  Professor Chin said that strict anti-immigration measures such as Arizona's SB 1070 are no longer popular with state lawmakers, especially because they can take millions of dollars to defend in court.

"It's pretty clear that, though it may satisfy a certain portion of the electorate, on the whole it's counterproductive politically to demonize immigrants, even undocumented immigrants," said Chin. "So, I think the experiment in the SB 1070 type of involvement of immigration enforcement is over."

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.

Los Angeles Times