In the News


Leti Volpp in the news:



Brown signs bill limiting detention duration for undocumented immigrants

Leti Volpp quoted in The Daily Californian, October 7, 2013

Leti Volpp, a professor of law at UC Berkeley, said California should encourage legislation that recognizes immigrants as part of the community rather than removing them from it…. Volpp said she hopes the TRUST Act will “remove daily insecurities” for undocumented students in California.


Bill to allow undocumented students to receive law licenses awaits Brown’s signature

Leti Volpp quoted in The Daily Californian, October 1, 2013

Volpp also said AB 1024 is another small step toward seeing undocumented immigrants as part of “our community.” The students who are able to pass the bar exam should not be excluded due to their legal status but should be praised for their accomplishment, she said. “Half of the applicants to the California state bar get rejected every year,” Volpp said. “Legal status is the least important question on whether or not someone should be allowed to practice law.”


Against the Grain

Leti Volpp interviewed on KPFA-FM, Against the Grain, April 18, 2012

If a particular actor engages in what we might think of as a bad act … we create narratives that are very different. If the actor is somebody that is Muslim, the presumption is that that person is motivated by their culture or by Islam. If the actor is a white American, most often people think of this as an individual act of pathology, and they don’t blame this on some kind of broader, white American culture.