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The New York Times (AP), April 16, 2018
Opposition to immigrant sanctuary spreading in California
More local governments in California are resisting the state’s efforts to resist the Trump administration’s immigration crackdown, and political experts see politics at play as Republicans try to fire up voters in a state where the GOP has grown weak. … Some of the supervisors pushing the issue in Orange and San Diego counties are Republicans running for Congress and they may see this as a way to generate needed enthusiasm, said Louis DeSipio, a political science professor at the University of California, Irvine. [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

The Wall Street Journal, April 11, 2018
Do What Works to Help Welfare Recipients Work

David Neumark, professor of economics and director of the Economic Self-Sufficiency Policy Research Institute at the University of California, Irvine writes, “Two possibilities are increasing the minimum wage and expanding the earned-income tax credit. My recent research shows that these two policies can have very different, and perhaps unintended, effects on the ability to become economically self-sufficient over time.” [Subscription required, you can request an electronic copy of the article by sending an email to communications@uci.edu.]

Vice News, April 16, 2018
Arizona Law Says Your Ex Can Make Babies With Your Embryos Even If You Don’t Want To

But Michele Goodwin, the director of the Center for Biotechnology and Global Health Policy for the University of California, Irvine, said that when it comes to legislation and regulation of assisted-reproductive techniques, the United States is still practically the Wild West. “We’re catching up to something that is a technology that has outpaced law,” Goodwin explained.

The San Diego Union-Tribune, April 15, 2018
How can dockless bike and scooter companies make money?
Sarah Catz, a lecturer at the Institute of Transportation Studies at UC Irvine [said], “I think when you talk in terms of can (companies) make money, the lesson there is you can’t have a proliferation of these services. If in very dense areas in China it can’t work, then how’s it going to work in San Diego and LA and other such places? So I think cities need to be very mindful of not over-saturating the market.”

USA Today, April 14, 2018
March for Science 2018: Passionate advocates push the cause for research across the globe
Evelyn Valdez-Ward, 24, from Houston is a Ph.D. student at University of California, Irvine. A DREAMer, Valdez-Ward said science and immigration are interconnected issues. “I can’t go out of the country and other people can’t come in. If we were able to work together globally, then we can answer our world’s problems,” she said.

Previously in “UCI in the News”