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

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:
  • 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?