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Southern California Public Radio, Jan. 30, 2017
SoCal colleges react to Trump’s immigration order
UC Irvine’s head of global affairs Victoria Jones …. said that the ban affects UC Irvine’s ability to attract top students. “The best minds in the world want to come to the U.S., and particularly to the University of California and the University of California, Irvine, because we offer great research facilities, great research colleagues, and because they can come and study in an environment that is supportive and productive,” she said. “With an executive order like this, that gets thrown into doubt.”

Vox, Jan. 31, 2017
We’re the lawyers suing President Trump: his business dealings violate the Constitution
Erwin Chemerinsky is dean and Raymond Pryke Professor of First Amendment law, at the University of California, Irvine School of Law, [writes]: We are part of the legal team that sued President Donald Trump, on January 23, for violating the Constitution. We did so not for partisan reasons, but to affirm the most basic aspect of the rule of law: No one, not even the president, is above the law. From the first moments of his presidency, Donald Trump has been violating an important constitutional provision: the foreign emoluments clause, which prevents a government official from benefiting personally from a foreign government.

ABC7, Jan. 30, 2017
Council on American-Islamic relations files lawsuit challenging Trump executive order
Officials at the University of California, Irvine, said they were checking their legal options to try to protect students and faculty from the executive order targeting seven Muslim-majority countries. They’ve recommended that students and staff from those countries not travel outside the U.S. “Be very cautious about doing that because if you do you may not be able to come back, but also trying to ascertain whether or not we have people on current travel now on university business who are outside the country that we may need to monitor,” Dr. Thomas Parham, vice chancellor for student affairs at UC Irvine explained.

Inside Higher Ed, Jan. 31, 2017
10 ways to support students facing immigration crises
Anita Casavantes Bradford, associate professor of Chicano/Latino studies and history; Laura E. Enriquez, assistant professor of Chicano/Latino studies; Susan Bibler Coutin, professor of criminology, law, and society and anthropology at the University of California, Irvine, [write]: Despite the multiple — often invisible — ways undocumented people contribute to the U.S. economy and society, we think it is important to recognize that only a tiny percentage of undocumented people in the United States ever benefit from the opportunity to pursue a higher education. With this in mind, we encourage educators to also consider how they can support the broader undocumented immigrant population in their communities and nationwide.

Bloomberg, Jan. 30, 2017
The constitutionality of Trump’s immigration order
David Bier, an immigration policy analyst at the Cato Institute, and Jennifer Chacon, a professor at UC Irvine law school, discuss President Donald Trump’s executive order on immigration, which has drawn controversy and condemnation from several nations and civil rights groups. They speak with June Grasso, Michael Best and Greg Stohr on Bloomberg Radio’s Bloomberg Law.

Los Angeles Times, Jan. 30, 2017
Airlines caught by Trump travel ban forced to adjust on the fly
“The travel volume between the U.S. and the affected countries is not very large compared to the volume to other places,” said Jan Brueckner, an economics professor at UC Irvine and expert on the airline industry. “So I don’t think it’s a huge thing.” But other experts worry that the ban may send a message that the U.S. is not as welcoming to foreign tourists as it was in the past.

Southern California Public Radio, Jan. 31, 2017
Egg unboiled
Can you un-boil an egg? And why would you want to? This is Sandra Tsing Loh with The Loh Down on Science, saying: Biochemists at the University of California, Irvine, can. As to why? One word: Proteins.

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