Professor Cooper Comments for Sacramento Bee on Deportation and Immigrants' Anxieties
Professor Holly S. Cooper, Co-director of the UC Davis School of Law Immigration Law Clinic, commented for the Sacramento Bee on rising levels of anxiety among local immigrants as the Trump administrations ramps up deportations. Much of the worry stems from misunderstandings about the deportation process, she said.
“There’s a misconception that if immigration (enforcement) picks you up that they’ll take you back within a week. That’s not how it works,” she said. “You have a right to a defense, a right to a lawyer and the majority win their cases.”