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News Posted on February 3, 2017

Dean Johnson Comments on Sanctuary Cities for KCRA-3

Dean Kevin R. Johnson commented for Sacramento television station KCRA-3 on President Trump’s statement suggesting that he will withhold federal funding from “sanctuary cities” that decline to cooperate with federal efforts to deport undocumented immigrants.

“President Trump is basically saying you have to cooperate with [U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement],” said Johnson. “You have to share information as is required by federal law, and if you don’t, you may lose your federal funding.”

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.