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USF Immigration Expert Weighs In On Supreme Court Case

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Heide Castañeda
Supporters of President Obama's executive actions on immigration protest recently in Texas.

While many viewed the recent U.S. Supreme Court case involving President Barack Obama's executive actions on immigration with a passing interest at best, Heide Castañeda's involvement was much more personal.

The associate professor in the University of South Florida Department of Anthropology has conducted studies of mixed-status families - where at least one family member is undocumented - along the U.S.-Mexico border, particularly in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas.

Castaneda wrote a position paper following the April 18 arguments, and shared some of her analysis with WUSF's University Beat.

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