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Kelly Lytle Hernández in The Nevada Independent: “Nevada Judge Says Immigration Law Making Reentry A Felony Is Unconstitutional, Has Racist Origins”


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She cited the arguments of Kelly Lytle Hernández, a history professor at UCLA, who traced the legislative history of the law to the 1920s when the government established quotas based on national origin. Hearings on bills during that time included arguments from proponents of eugenics and compared those crafting deportation laws to “successful breeders of … Continued

She cited the arguments of Kelly Lytle Hernández, a history professor at UCLA, who traced the legislative history of the law to the 1920s when the government established quotas based on national origin. Hearings on bills during that time included arguments from proponents of eugenics and compared those crafting deportation laws to “successful breeders of thoroughbred horses.”