Cluster News

UC Davis IMPACT Program Invests in the Launch of the Global Migration Center

September 12, 2019
It is with much excitement that we announce the upcoming launch of the new Global Migration Center! Our proposal was selected to be one of four new IMPACT Centers on campus. The newly established IMPACT (Inter & Multidisciplinary Program to Accelerate Convergence & Translation) program was designed by the Office of Research to help support the “launch and operations of multidisciplinary centers with innovative research in topical areas expected to remain vibrant for 10 years or more.” We commend this initiative to bring to UC Davis visionary ideas to tackle important and pressing societal challenges.

Kevin R. Johnson's Article "Why the Supreme Court asked for an Explanation of the 2020 Census Citizenship Question" Published on The Conversation

June 28, 2019
Professor Kevin R. Johnson's article was recently published on The Conversation. Immediately before the Supreme Court’s summer recess each year, it releases decisions in some of its most challenging and significant cases. On June 27, the Supreme Court decided Department of Commerce v. New York, a case exploring legal issues surrounding the addition of the question, “Is this person a citizen of the United States?,” on the 2020 census.

Kevin R. Johnson's Article "The Flores settlement: A 1985 case that sets the rules for how government can treat migrant children" Published on The Conversation

June 27, 2019
Professor Kevin R. Johnson's article was recently published on The Conversation. What are the basic rules that determine how immigrant children are treated in U.S. immigration detention? The Trump administration’s detention of migrant children in poor conditions along the U.S./Mexico border has repeatedly raised this question.