Last updated on: 12/7/2007 | Author: ProCon.org

Lucas Guttentag, JD Biography

Title:
National Director of Immigrants' Rights Project of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) Foundation
Position:
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Should the Government Allow Immigrants Who Are Here Illegally to Become US Citizens?"
Reasoning:

“The Department of Homeland Security does not have the authority to hijack the Social Security Administration’s data for immigration enforcement…We believe this rule is a massive violation of the law.”

“Judge Delays Action on Labor Crackdown,” Associated Press, Oct. 2, 2007

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • National Director, Immigrants’ Rights Project, American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) Foundation
  • Lecturer, Boalt Hall School of Law, U.C. Berkeley
  • Lecturer, Stanford Law School
  • Former Clinical Faculty, Columbia Law School
  • Former Staff Attorney, Center for Law in the Public Interest (CLIPI)
  • Former Clerk for U.S. district judge William Wayne Justice
  • Named “Lawyer of the Year,” California Lawyer magazine, 2002
  • Named “Human Rights Hero,” Human Rights journal of the American Bar Association, 2001
  • Recipient, Outstanding Litigation Award, American Immigration Lawyers Association, 1990, 1991, 1997, 2002
Education:
  • JD, Harvard Law School, 1978
  • Undergraduate Degree, University of California at Berkeley, 1973
Other:
  • Has successfully argued in the U.S. Supreme Court, INS v. St. Cyr, 533 U.S. 289 (2001) and Calcano-Martinez v. INS, 533 U.S. 349 (2001)
Quoted in:
  1. Should Volunteer Civilian Groups Such as the Minutemen Patrol the Borders?