Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

This week the blog will publish a multi-part online symposium on United States v. Texas, a challenge by Texas and twenty-five states to the Obama administration's deferred-action policy for immigration. Contributions to this special feature, as well as an “explainer” by this blog's Lyle Denniston, are available here.

Kevin Johnson Immigration

Kevin R. Johnson is Dean, Mabie-Apallas Professor of Public Interest Law, and Professor of Chicana/o Studies at UC Davis School of Law. Dean 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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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
01.15.12 Argument preview: The rights of lawful permanent residents returning to the U.S.
12.13.11 Opinion analysis: Judulang v. Holder
10.17.11 Argument recap: Former Section 212(c) relief from removal for lawful permanent residents convicted of aggravated felonies
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