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Immigration Law and Social Justice: 2020 Supplement

  • Bill Ong Hing
  • Kevin R. Johnson
  • Jennifer M. Chacon
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Intended for use with the authors’ casebook, Immigration Law and Social Justice (2018), Immigration Law and Social Justice, 2020 Case and Statutory Supplementcovers new federal cases, enforcement policies, and administrative decisions since the book’s publication. The 2020 Case and Statutory Supplement features:

Supreme Court cases:

  • Trump v. Hawaii (2018)—The third iteration of the President’s travel ban was deemed constitutional in that it included more than just Muslim-majority countries and there was consultation throughout the relevant administrative agencies.
  • Sessions v. Dimaya (2018)—The term “crime of violence” is impermissibly vague with relation to the aggravated felony ground of deportability.
  • Pereira v. Sessions (2018)—A defective Notice to Appear does not stop the clock in accumulating physical presence for purpose of cancellation of removal as a non-lawful permanent resident.

Federal court decisions:

  • Barbosa v. Barr (2019)—A conviction of robbery in the third degree under a particularOregon statute is not categorically a crime involving moral turpitude.
  • Ms. L, et al., v. ICE (2018)—The separation of migrant children from their parents at theborder violates due process and is not in the public interest.
  • County of Santa Clara v. Trump (2017)—The President’s executive order to withhold certain federal funds for so-called “sanctuary jurisdictions” violates the Tenth and Fifth Amendment rights of the cities and counties involved.

Additional Updates regarding administrative decisions and actions made between 2017 and 2019.

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About the authors
Kevin R. Johnson
University of California, Davis, School of Law

Kevin R. Johnson joined the UC Davis law faculty in 1989 and was named Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in 1998. Johnson became Dean in 2008. He has taught a wide array of classes, including immigration law, civil procedure, complex litigation, Latinos and Latinas and the law, and Critical Race Theory. In 1993, he was the recipient of the law school's Distinguished Teaching Award. Dean Johnson has published extensively on immigration law and civil rights. Published in 1999, his book emHow Did You Get to Be Mexican? A WhiteBrown Man's Search for Identityem was nominated for the 2000 Robert F. Kennedy Book Award. Dean Johnson’s latest book,em Immigration Law and the US-Mexico Borderem (2011), received the Latino Literacy Now’s International Latino Book Awards – Best Reference Book. Dean Johnson blogs at ImmigrationProf, and is a regular contributor on immigration on SCOTUSblog. A regular participant in national and international conferences, Dean Johnson has also held leadership positions in the Association of American Law Schools and is the recipient of an array of honors and awards. He is quoted regularly by the emNew York Timesem,em Los Angeles Timesem, and other national and international news outlets. A magna cum laude graduate of Harvard Law School, where he served as an editor of the emHarvard Law Reviewem, Dean Johnson earned an A.B. in economics from UC Berkeley, graduating Phi Beta Kappa. After law school, he clerked for the Honorable Stephen Reinhardt of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and worked as an attorney at the international law firm of Heller Ehrman White & McAuliffe. Dean Johnson has served on the board of directors of Legal Services of Northern California since 1996 and currently is President of the board. From 2006-11, he served on the board of directors of the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund, the leading Mexican-American civil rights organization in the United States. Dean Johnson is the recipient of many awards and honors, including the Association of American Law Schools Minority Groups Section Clyde Ferguson Award (2004), the Hispanic National Bar Association Law Professor of the Year award (2006), the National Association of Chicana and Chicano Studies Scholar of the Year award (2008), the Central American Resource Center (CARECEN) Romero Vive Award (2012), and the Centro Legal de la Raza Outstanding Achievements in the Law Award (2015). In 2003, he was elected to the American Law Institute.

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