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Associated Press quotes Professor Chin about controversial Arizona immigration incident

News Posted on May 6, 2019

Federal agents entered a legal gray area when they told a woman she would be released from immigration custody in Arizona if she assisted efforts to apprehend her brother, Professor Gabriel “Jack” Chin told the Associated Press.

“It’s a hardball tactic,” Chin told the AP. An attorney for the brother called the federal agents’ move “extortion.”

Gabriel "Jack" Chin is Martin Luther King, Jr. Professor of Law and holder of the Edward L. Barrett Jr. Endowed Chair at UC Davis School of Law.  He is a prolific and much-cited criminal and immigration law scholar whose work has addressed many of the most pressing social issues of our time.