Last updated on: 9/10/2017 | Author: ProCon.org

John Yoo, JD Biography

Title:
Emanuel S. Heller Professor of Law at the University of California at Berkeley School of Law and Visiting Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute
Position:
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Should the Government Allow Immigrants Who Are Here Illegally to Become US Citizens?"
Reasoning:

“Deportation of every illegal alien not only would turn the nation’s back on this unique character, but would take years, consume valuable resources, and cripple the economy. On the other hand, the United States cannot condone rampant disregard of the rule of law and must exercise control of its borders…

A sensible beginning for reform might include a fast path to citizenship for alien children brought here illegally by their parents.”

“The Immigration Proclamation,” nationalreview.com, July 9, 2012

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:
  • Emanuel S. Heller Professor of Law, University of California at Berkeley School of Law, 2013-present
  • Co-Faculty Director, Korea Law Center, University of California at Berkeley School of Law, 2013-present
  • Director, Public Law and Governance Program, University of California at Berkeley School of Law, 2013-present
  • Executive Board, Separation of Powers & Federalism Division, Federalist Society
  • Visiting Scholar, American Enterprise Institute, 2003-present
  • Professor of Law, University of California at Berkeley School of Law, 1999-2003
  • Co-Chair, Law Professors for Bush/Cheney, 2000
  • Acting Professor of Law, University of California at Berkeley School of Law, 1993-99
  • Deputy Assistant Attorney General, Office of Legal Counsel, US Department of Justice, 2001-2003
  • General Counsel, Committee on the Judiciary, US Senate, 1995-1996
  • Law Clerk, Justice Clarence Thomas, US Supreme Court, 1994-1995
  • Law Clerk, Judge Laurence Silberman, US Court of Appeals, DC Circuit, 1992-1993
Education:
  • JD, Yale University, 1992
  • AB, summa cum laude, American History, Harvard University, 1989
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Birthright Citizenship Debate: Should Children Born on US Soil to Undocumented Immigrants Automatically Have US Citizenship?