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César Cuauhtémoc García Hernández


César Cuauhtémoc García Hernández is the Gregory Williams Chair in Civil Rights and Civil Liberties and a professor at The Ohio State University College of Law. His work focuses on the intersection of criminal and immigration law. He has published two books, Migrating to Prison: America’s Obsession with Locking Up Immigrants (2019) and Crimmigration Law (2015). He has been published in the California Law Review, the UCLA Law Review, the BYU Law Review, the Maryland Law Review, and the Georgetown Immigration Law Journal, among others. He has also written articles in The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Guardian, and TIME. He writes and publishes the blog

Professor García Hernández has served two terms as a member of the American Bar Association’s Commission on Immigration. In 2020, he delivered the Buck Colbert Franklin Memorial Civil Rights Lecture at the University of Tulsa. He has received numerous honors including the Challenging Discrimination Award from the Civil Rights Education and Enforcement Center and the Derrick A. Bell, Jr. Award by the Association of American Law Schools Section on Minority Groups.

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