Last updated on: 1/25/2018 | Author: ProCon.org

Dennis Herrera, JD Biography

Title:
City Attorney of San Francisco
Position:
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Should the Government Allow Immigrants Who Are Here Illegally to Become US Citizens?"
Reasoning:

“From the framers of our Constitution to the hardworking families in our cities and towns, we are a nation of immigrants. People come here to help build America and build a better life for their families. They’re fighting for the American dream… The federal immigration system has been broken for a long time. Building a wall is not the answer. It’s time for bipartisan reform that recognizes the contributions immigrants make to our communities and our economy. They have built families, businesses and homes here. Tearing that apart doesn’t make sense for anyone.”

“Court Rules Trump’s Sanctuary Executive Order Is Unconstitutional,” prnewswire.com, Nov. 20, 2017

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
    Experts
Individuals with advanced degrees in fields relevant to immigration. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to immigration.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • City Attorney of San Francisco , 2002-present
  • Partner, Kelly, Gill, Sherburne & Herrera, 1996-2001
  • Special Assistant and Chief of Staff, US Maritime Administration, 1993-1996
  • Former President, San Francisco Police Commission
  • Former member, San Francisco Transportation Commission
  • Former member, Finance Committee, California Democratic Party
  • Former board member, Waterfront Plan Advisory Board, San Francisco
Education:
  • JD, George Washington School of Law, 1988
  • BA, Political Science and Government, Villanova University, 1984
Other:
  • Twitter handle: @dennisherrera
  • His office filed the first lawsuit in the nation challenging President Donald Trump’s executive order to take away funding from sanctuary cities
  • First Latino to be elected San Francisco City Attorney
Quoted in:
  1. Are Sanctuary Jurisdictions Good Policy?