Linda Tam

Federal judge upholds DACA, campus community remains unsettled

Leti Volpp and Linda Tam quoted by The Daily Californian, April 27, 2018

The recent ruling is significant for new DACA applicants, said Leti Volpp, a professor at Berkeley Law and director of the Center for Race and Gender, in an email.

“I definitely think this is a sign and a step in the right direction,” Tam said. “The courts are watching out and making sure that people’s rights are properly vindicated.”

Linda Tam Says Repeal of HIV-Travel Ban Good for Immigrant Rosendo Sanchez

Contra Costa Times, August 2, by Matt O’Brien

Because of the HIV ban, Rosendo Sanchez’s siblings do not count as qualifying sponsors who could get him out of the family immigration backlog. The repeal, said Linda Tam, “would make it so that the only thing he is doing is waiting for that backlog. It basically puts him on equal footing as anyone else. Before, it was a barrier.”