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Friday, January 30, 2015

Professor Michael Kagan Quoted in Associated Press and Times Union

Michael Kagan is co-director of the Immigration Clinic at the William S. Boyd School of Law.

On Jan. 28, Professor Kagan was quoted in a Jan. 28 Times Union article picked up from the Associated Press titled “Gov. Brian Sandoval, AG Laxalt diverge on immigration suit.”

In the article, which discussed Nevada Attorney General Adam Laxalt’s challenge to President Obama’s immigration order and Governor Brian Sandoval’s differing view on the matter, Professor Kagan offered insight into the situation made more controversial because Governor Sandoval endorsed the fellow Republican.

“It’s politically a more interesting question than legally,” Professor Kagan said. “It shows two different visions in the Republican Party.”

Professor Kagan has written several of the most widely cited articles in the fields of refugee and asylum law. His research on credibility assessment in asylum cases has been repeatedly relied on by federal appellate courts and, according to a 2012 commentary, has "guided most subsequent research and analysis on the topic."