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Alexia Korberg Discusses Racially Discriminatory Immigration Law With Law360
April 18, 2022
Litigation partner Alexia Korberg is quoted in a Law360 article about a Ninth Circuit appeal of a Nevada judge’s dismissal of charges against a Mexican man who was indicted under the federal immigration law’s criminal reentry provision, Section 1326.
Alexia and Paul, Weiss associates Lin Meneguin, Amanda Valerio, and Patrick McCusker recently filed two amicus briefs in the Ninth Circuit (in United States v. Rodrigues-Barios and United States v. Gustavo Carrillo-Lopez), both on behalf of leading immigration scholars who argued that Section 1326 has been unconstitutionally tainted by racial prejudice since its enactment in 1929.
In the article, Alexia explains that “Past is prologue. Section 1326 was passed for the very purpose of discriminating against Mexican people building lives, families and communities in this country. And of course, that’s exactly how the law has worked over the last almost-century, in a way that’s impossible to disentangle from its racist origins.”