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News Posted on July 6, 2017

Dean Johnson Quoted on Trump and Immigration Policy by San Francisco Chronicle

Dean Kevin R. Johnson commented for the San Francisco Chronicle on the future of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.  President Trump has threatened to cancel the Obama administration initiative, but recently issued a memo that seemed to indicate DACA would remain in effect.

“I do not think we have seen the end of the saga on the future of the original DACA,” said Johnson. “The Trump administration does not seem to be in a rush to end it. Still, depending on the future political winds, the president could return to DACA and eliminate it. Nothing appears certain about DACA’s future at this time.”

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.