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The Washington Post, March 27, 2017
Why President Trump has been very good for liberals
A big reason for the decline, UC-Irvine professor Michael Tesler noted, was that Trump opponents rallied to the view he opposed.

CNN, March 28, 2017
White House keeps up sanctuary cities pressure with funding threat
Erwin Chemerinsky, Annie Lai and Seth Davis, professors at the University of California at Irvine School of Law, wrote in December that “the federal government can no more require state and local governments to help it carry out mass deportations than it can require local officers to investigate and enforce federal gun laws.  “Trump ignores the 10th Amendment, which the Supreme Court has repeatedly interpreted to prevent the federal government from ‘commandeering’ state and local governments by requiring them to enforce federal mandates,” they wrote in The Washington Post.

Bloomberg, March 27, 2017
Fewer Chinese Join the Job Market, But That May Be a Good Thing
Feng Wang, a professor of sociology at the University of California, Irvine, says the declining participation rate is driven by three main factors: A rapid expansion of tertiary education that began in the late 1990s which saw college enrollments rise seven-fold, the earlier withdrawal from the labor market for women, and a general reduction in participation for other age groups.  Labor market mobility has also substantially increased, which may result in temporary joblessness when people are in transition and that may not be picked up by censuses and surveys, Wang said.

Univision, March 27, 2017
Why will not Trump reduce crime by shutting the door on immigrants?
The authors, Charis E. Kubrin of the University of California, Irvine, and Graham Ousey of the College of William and Mary examined findings from more than 50 studies between 1994 and 2014 in what is known as a meta-analysis, a Study on all the studies in a field of investigation that tries to draw general conclusions with statistical data. This is the first time that such an analysis has been carried out in the field of criminality of immigrants

Orange County Register, March 27, 2017
Pimco paying $81 million to settle suit with Bill Gross, a departed co-founder
Christopher Schwarz, an associate professor of finance at UC Irvine’s Paul Merage School of Business who specializes in the investment industry, said it was smart for both parties to settle.  “The trial was going to take up a lot of top executives’ time,” he said. “This was at the highest level of Pimco and so all the top employees would need to testify.”  Moreover, he added, “discovery would have likely led to details and opinions that neither Mr. Gross or Pimco wanted to go public. It’s essentially the same as the Brad Pitt divorce. Everyone ends up looking bad.”

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