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Associated Press, Feb. 9, 2017
Nearly 1 in 5 immigrants in US illegally in NYC, LA areas
That could pose a challenge to the new administration’s efforts to increase deportations, said Louis DeSipio, a professor of political science and Chicano/Latino studies at University of California, Irvine. “If Trump wants numbers, rather than to solve a political problem, he needs to go to these places, because that is where the numbers are,” he said.

Financial Times, Feb. 10, 2017
Trump’s battle with judges sets stage for constitutional showdown
Erwin Chemerinsky, dean of the University of California, Irvine, law school, said via email: “President Trump’s attack on the federal judiciary is unprecedented for a president. To be sure, presidents have at times criticized decisions, but never in such harsh terms as President Trump has done. The judiciary is crucial to check presidential – and all governmental abuses. It is clear that he does not want checks from anyone.”

Los Angeles Times, Feb. 9, 2017
L.A., Orange counties are home to 1 million immigrants who are in the country illegally, analysis shows
“They would face not just a loss of population or loss of labor … but also loss of buying power,” said Louis DeSipio, a professor of political science at UC Irvine who specializes in immigration from Latin America.

U.S. News & World Report, Feb. 9, 2017
Right into the mainstream
“Like Bork, and like Scalia, Gorsuch is a self-avowed originalist,” says Erwin Chemerinsky, dean of University of California, Irvine School of Law, a constitutional law expert. Gorsuch “shares with Bork an originalist philosophy, which is why Bork got rejected,” Chemerinsky says. Unlike 1987, he adds, “the political context is very different.”

The Sacramento Bee, Feb. 9, 2017
‘SEE YOU IN COURT’ Trump tweets after judges decline to restore his travel ban
UC Irvine School of Law Dean Erwin Chemerinsky was less certain than McConnell on where the balance of power might lie between the state of Washington’s discovery requests and the Trump administration’s exertion of executive privilege. “I think if, after the 9th Circuit opinion, it becomes clear that one of the issues is whether this is based on the animus towards a religion, there will be an effort to try and get discovery to find out what were the attitudes,” he said.

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