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News Posted on September 22, 2017

Dean Johnson Comments for KXTV on DACA and Unaccompanied Minor Immigrants

Dean Kevin R. Johnson commented for Sacramento ABC affiliate television station KXTV on President Trump’s assertion that the Obama administration’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program spurred a recent surge of unaccompanied minors emigrating from Central America.

“There is no evidence supporting that theory,” Johnson said. “Rather, the research shows that Central Americans were fleeing widespread criminal violence.”

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.