The Trump Effect? Philly Cinco De Mayo Celebration Canceled Over Immigration Crackdown Fears

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President Trump's immigration enforcement policies and rhetoric are having impacts.* Farmers in California's agricultural heartland are having problems finding workers, even as wages are rising.*Latina/o church attendance is down.* The Chief Justice of California expressed concerns that federal immigration enforcement officers were "stalking" state courts in search of removable immigrants.** DACA recipients (and here) have been arrested. Immigration judges are being directed to backlogged courts to speed up removals.*

The Hill reports that El Carnaval de Puebla, an annual Cinco De Mayo celebration in Philadelphia, has been canceled because of*recent federal immigration crackdowns, organizers said.* Edgar Ramirez*told*a local NBC affiliate that as many as 15,000 people gather for the annual parade through South Philadelphia, marking the city's largest Cinco de Mayo celebration.* Ramirez told NBC the decision was "sad but responsible" amid reports of more immigration enforcement arrests on the part of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

The end of Cinco de Mayo?

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About The Author

Kevin Johnson Kevin Johnson is Dean, Mabie-Apallas Professor of Public Interest Law, and Professor of Chicana/o Studies. He 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 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. Dean Johnson’s latest book, Immigration Law and the US-Mexico Border (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 New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and other national and international news outlets.


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