Kevin Johnson Immigration

Kevin R. Johnson is Dean, Mabie-Apallas Professor of Public Interest Law and Professor of Chicana/o Studies at the University of California Davis School of Law. Johnson has published extensively on immigration law and policy, racial identity and civil rights. Published in 1999, his book “How Did You Get to Be Mexican? A White/Brown Man’s Search for Identity” was nominated for the 2000 Robert F. Kennedy Book Award. “Opening the Floodgates: Why America Needs to Rethink its Borders and Immigration Laws” (2007), one of his most recent books, has influenced the national debate over immigration reform.

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01.02.15 Argument preview: Removal for a misdemeanor “drug paraphernalia” conviction
06.09.14 Opinion analysis: Another stop at the Chevron station and deference to the BIA
12.11.13 Argument recap: Another immigration case? Another argument about statutory interpretation and agency deference
12.05.13 Argument preview: Deference to agency interpretations of the immigration laws
02.21.13 Opinion recap: Court refuses to apply Padilla v. Kentucky retroactively
11.02.12 Argument recap: A lawyer’s puzzle — The retroactive impact of Padilla v. Kentucky
10.25.12 Argument preview: The retroactive application of Padilla v. Kentucky
06.25.12 Online symposium: The debate over immigration reform is not over until its over
04.02.12 Opinion analysis: Court rejects retroactive application of 1996 immigration law amendment
01.23.12 Vartelas v. Holder and the retroactive application of the 1996 immigration amendments
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