3 Experts Available for Timely Analysis on SCOTUS Immigration Case

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On Tuesday, the Supreme Court will be hearing United States v. Texasan immigration case that challenges the Biden Administration's policy for prioritizing certain groups of unauthorized immigrants for arrest and detention. Specifically, the current policy focuses on prioritizing the enforcement on immigrants who pose a threat to national security. 

For reporters covering this case, the following university-based experts are available to provide commentary and analysis. 

American University

Castañeda is the founding director of the Immigration Lab. He is also the author of several books, including Building Walls: Excluding Latin People in the United States. He has two forthcoming books on immigration myths and Central American unaccompanied children.

University of Colorado at Boulder

Chen teaches courses in Constitutional Law, Legislation and Administrative Regulation, Citizenship, and Immigration. She brings an interdisciplinary perspective to the study of race, immigration, and the administrative state. Her scholarship is published in leading law reviews and social science journals. She is author of Pursuing Citizenship in the Enforcement Era, on which she gave a TEDx Talk in 2020. 

University of California, San Diego

Wong served as an advisor to the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (WHIAAPI) under the Obama administration where he co-led the immigration portfolio. His research focuses on the politics of immigration, citizenship, and migrant "illegality." His first book, Rights, Deportation, and Detention in the Age of Immigration Control, analyzes the immigration control policies of twenty-five Western immigrant-receiving democracies.