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    Immigrant Rights

    Kelly Lytle Hernández in El Paso Matters: “Opinion: Challenging the racist underpinnings of laws criminalizing undocumented immigration”


    On the evening of June 26, 2019, Castro told the world about the law and the need to abolish it. Next day, the Washington Post published a long article describing 1325’s Jim Crow origins, with stomach-turning details about its sponsor. The source for the revelations was a history professor at UCLA, Kelly Lytle Hernández. She is an expert on the racist criminalization of Blacks and Mexicans. Her work has earned her a MacArthur genius award.