Kevin Johnson's comments on California's immigrants featured in Politico Magazine

Migration Research Cluster

A lot of dreamers come to California from abroad; more than 10 million of the state’s 40 million residents are immigrants, and a quarter of those immigrants are undocumented. “There is a Revolution going on in California,” Trump tweeted during the legal battle over sanctuary cities last April, and he didn’t mean it as a compliment. But illegal border crossings into California are at their lowest level since 1971, and the state government doesn’t view its undocumented residents as a threat.

Johnson said “California recognizes their basic humanity. And if you look at the labor market, immigrants are a big reason why California has such a dynamic economy.”

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