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Chicana/o Latina/o Law Review

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Over the last fifty years, the Chicanx-Latinx Law Review (CLLR) has provided an essential forum for the discussion of issues affecting the Latinx community, and other marginalized communities, that mainstream law journals continue to ignore. In publishing Volume One, CLLR introduced to the nation the first legal journal that recognized how common law, statutes, legislative policy, and political propositions impact the Latinx community. The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania, Nevada Supreme Court, and New Jersey Superior Court have cited CLLR.

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Our first open access publication of the Chicana/o Latina/o Law Review discusses the intersection of healthcare and immmigrants.


The Health of Undocumented Mexicans in New York City

In partnership with the Center for Urban Epidemiologic Studies, andin collaboration with diverse institutions and individuals, the Centerfor Community Problem Solving completed a study of the health of 431 undocumented Mexicans in New York City. Informed by a robustly democratic rebellious vision of problem solving and by adecidedly unorthodox rival theory of undocumented Mexican migra- tion, the study reveals patterns that, if fortified by further investigation, might well change how we think about the health of undocumented Mexicans, how we allocate resources, and how we target interventions. In this Article, Professor Gerald P. López analyzes how this study – more accurately, the effort of which the study is a part – aims at once to close two gaps: the gap between what we now know and what we might learn about the health of undocumented Mexicans in New York City, and the gap between what we typically do now through our practices and what we might do through a rebellious vision of problem solving.