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News Posted on September 15, 2017

Professor Villazor Interviewed on DACA Rescission by Boston Public Radio

Professor Rose Cuison Villazor was a guest on Boston public radio station WBUR’s “On Point” program, commenting on the recent decision by President Trump to phase out the Obama administration’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

Professor Villazor assured DACA recipients, often referred to as “dreamers,” that they still have rights and advised them to consult with an attorney about their legal options.

“Right now, although the president has rescinded the DACA program, we don’t have any details at all about what would happen to the 800,000-some dreamers, and they currently have rights, based on their DACA status that they obtained,” said Villazor. “They have certain benefits right now based on their DACA status, and they should get some protections based on that.”

Professor Rose Cuison Villazor joined the UC Davis faculty in 2012 from the Maurice A. Deane Law School at Hofstra University.  She has also taught at Columbia Law School and the Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law.  Professor Villazor teaches and writes in the areas of property law, immigration law, race, and citizenship.