Media Coverage & Legal Expertise

SELECTED LEGAL EXPERTISE

Research cited in legal briefs to

  • Supreme Court of the United States in Jennings v. Rodriguez, December 2016
  • Supreme Court in United States v. Texas, March 2016
  • Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in Jennings v. Rodriguez, July 2018
  • Sixth Circuit Court of Appealsin Hamama Adducci, April 2018
  • Northern District of California in City of San Francisco and County of San Francisco v. Trump,February 2018
  • Northern District of California in County of Santa Clara v. Trump,February 2018
  • Research on detainees’ access to family visitation cited in “Report of the Subcommittee on Privatized Immigration Detention Facilities,” recommending that the Department of Homeland Security “shift away” from privatized detention, December, 2016
  • Expert report and declaration to Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals: “An Analysis of Custody Redetermination Hearings by Immigration Judges,” 2014

Briefings/Expert Testimony to Legislators/Government entities

  • Economic impacts of detention, CA Senate and Assembly, April 2019
  • DACA program, Sonoma County Chief Deputy Counsel, September 2017
  • Immigration detention, CA Governor Jerry Brown’s office, September 2017
  • Expert Testimony, California State Judiciary Committee “Informational Hearing on Due Process—Overview and Immigration Law Case Study,” February 2017
  • Supporting Immigrant Students and Families, Davis Unified School District, November 2016

Briefings to Advocates/Legal Professionals (partial list, confidential due to litigation in progress)

  • Solitary confinement in immigrant detention facilities, June 2019
  • Economic impacts of immigration detention, April 2019
  • Immigration detention and mental illness, March 2019
  • Immigration, legal status, and education, March 2019
  • Conditions of confinement in immigrant detention facilities, November 2018
  • Conditions of confinement in immigrant detention facilities, July 2018
  • Administrative segregation in immigrant detention facilities, June 2018
  • Conditions of confinement in immigrant detention facilities, March 2018
  • Briefing on sanctuary jurisdictions and enforcement chilling effects, December 2017

SELECTED MEDIA COVERAGE & PUBLIC SOCIOLOGY

Interviewed for Dallas Morning News, Did Trump’s big talk, action on DACA affect the health of DACA beneficiaries,”May 2019.

Interviewedby the Globe Postabout immigration and crime, November 2018

Interviewed by the California Aggie, “Reality of ICE detention facilities subject of UC Davis professor’s paper,” November 2018

Interviewedabout immigration detention and immigration court by Snopes.com, August 2018

Interviewed about DACA’s impacts on psychological wellbeing for Columbia Journalism School, January 2018

“DACA and Psychological Wellbeing,” Presentation to University of California Sacramento Center, February 2018

Interviewed for Public Radio International (PRI), “DACA recipients saw their mental health improve. Now, advocates fear its end will have the opposite effect,”November 2017

DACA research cited in The Atlantic article, “From ‘Dream Jobs’ to Bussing Tables Again: The end of DACA would mean the end of economic mobility for hundreds of thousands of people,” September 2017

DACA research cited in CNN article, “The American nightmare Dreamers fear,” September 2017

DACA research cited in Vox.com article, “9 Facts that explain DACA,” September 2017

Interviewed for Highly Relevant podcast with Jack Rico about the rescinding of the DACA program, September 2017

Interviewed for KFBKnews radio about the rescinding of the DACA program, September 2017

Research on DACA’s impacts on psychological wellbeing featured on Valley Public Radio, NPR Central California, July 2017

Research on DACA’s impacts on psychological wellbeing featured by University of California News, “Immigration status has health implications for young Latinos, study shows,” July 2017

Guest Post, “From Undocumented to DACAmented: Can Changes to Legal Status Impact Psychological Wellbeing? American Sociological Association Section on Inequality, Poverty, and Mobility. (with Whitney N. Laster Pirtle), June 2017

Guest Blog Post, “From Undocumented to DACAmented: Can Changes to Legal Status Impact Psychological Wellbeing?” ImmigrationProf Blog, A Member of the Law Professors Blog Network. (with Whitney N. Laster Pirtle), June 2017

Guest Blog Post, “From Undocumented to DACAmented: Can Changes to Legal Status Impact Psychological Wellbeing?” Youth Circulations Blog. (with Whitney N. Laster Pirtle), June 2017

Briefing on immigrants’ rights to Davis Unified School District, January 2017

Research featured by the American Sociological Association, “Private Detention of Immigrants Deters Family Visits, Study Finds,” August 2016

Interviewed for: Kandil, Caitlin Yoshiko. “Jails Serve Inmates and Immigrants.” Los Angeles Times, July 29, 2016

Interviewed for: Change, Momo. “Oakland Man Facing Deportation for Nonviolent Drug Crime.” East Bay Express, August 11, 2015

Invited Speaker on immigrationdetention in the United States, Friends of Orange County Detainees, March 2015

Data analysis for ACLU of Southern California report: “Restoring Due Process: How Bond Hearings Under Rodriguez v. RobbinsHave Helped End Arbitrary Immigration Detention.”

7 Myths about Undocumented Immigration.” UCLA Center for the Study of Women, January 2013; pages 25-31.

Contributor, Immigration Impact (Blog of the Immigration Policy Center)

  • “California DREAMers Exhibit High Levels of Civic Participation, Yet Face Significant Hardships” (July 2012)
  • “Governor Brown Signs Only Half of California Dream Act” (July 2011)

Radio interview: “DREAMing of a Better Future: Undocumented Immigrant Students in the U.S.”, KBCS-FM (Bellevue/Seattle) Special Report; aired 1/13/11 & 1/17/11

Interviewed for the documentary film An Unfinished Dream(ACantar Films, 2010). The film details the lives and challenges faced by undocumented immigrant students.

 

 

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