David J. Epstein Program in Public Interest Law and Policy

Professor Motomura Cited by Veja Brasil on Increase in Deportations and Arrests of Undocumented Immigrants Under Trump

Professor Hiroshi Motomura was quoted by Veja, a leading Brazilian magazine, regarding the growing number of undocumented immigrants who are facing imprisonment and deportation under Trump. Arrests have gone up 38% since last year and there has been a 150% increase of arrests of immigrants without a criminal record.  “To the new administration, everyone is a priority,” Motomura said.  “The White House address sent a message to field officers to make their own decisions about who should be arrested and deported.”

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