Author

William D. Lopez

William D. Lopez

William D. Lopez is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Michigan School of Public Health, Faculty Director of Public Scholarship at the National Center for Institutional Diversity and author of the book, Separated: Family and Community in the Aftermath of an Immigration Raid.

COMMENTARY

Column: The killing of Patrick Lyoya shows our approach to public safety is broken

By: and - April 22, 2022

Patrick Lyoya, a 26-year-old Congolese father of two, was shot and killed by a Grand Rapids police officer on April 4 following a traffic stop because his license plate did not register as belonging to the vehicle he was driving.  Lyoya is now one more hashtag on Twitter and one more statistic showing the sixth […]

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Column: We must advocate for international and undocumented students 

By: and - July 21, 2020

On July 6, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced changes to international student regulations, mandating that international students must leave the United States if they are registered solely in online courses during the fall semester.  This was a drastic change from the past two semesters in which, due to the increasing rates of coronavirus in […]

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Column: Families are choosing between their health and staying together

By: and - April 9, 2019

When it was time for Ximena to go to her prenatal appointment, she decided to stay home. “I have to miss my appointments,” she told us, “because it scares me to leave, because of the fear that one day they’re going to arrest me. And what would happen to my kids?” Ximena, whose name we […]