Last updated on: 1/3/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

T. Alexander Aleinikoff, JD Biography

Title:
Professor at the Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy at the New School
Position:
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Should the Government Allow Immigrants Who Are Here Illegally to Become US Citizens?"
Reasoning:

“Comprehensive immigration reform should seek to accomplish two major goals: providing some form of legal status to undocumented workers who meet certain conditions (knowledge of English, payment of taxes, absence of a criminal record) and ensuring that we don’t immediately see the build-up of a new undocumented population — due to continued lax enforcement and the perceived likelihood of a future legalization program.”

“The Right Time to Start Talking about Immigration Reform,” washingtonpost.com, Apr. 23, 2009

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Professor, Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy, The New School, Jan. 2017-present
  • Director, Zolberg Institute on Migration and Mobility, The New School, Jan. 2017-present
  • United Nations Deputy High Commissioner for Refugees, 2010-2015
  • Dean and Executive Vice President, Georgetown University, 2004-2010
  • Professor of Law, Georgetown University, 1997-2010
  • Associate Dean for Research, Georgetown University, 2003-2004
  • Senior Associate, Migration Policy Institute, 2001-2004
  • Senior Associate, Migration Policy Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 1997-2001
  • Executive Associate Commissioner for Programs, Immigration and Naturalization Service, U.S. Dept. of Justice, 1995-1997
  • General Counsel, Immigration and Naturalization Service, US Department of Justice, 1994-1995
  • Professor of Law, University of Michigan Law School, 1981-1997
  • Counselor to the Associate Attorney General, US Department of Justice, 1980-1981
  • Attorney Advisor, Office of Legal Counsel, US Department of Justice, 1978-1980
  • Law clerk to the Hon. Edward Weinfeld, US District Judge, 1977-1978
Education:
  • JD, Yale Law School, 1977
  • BA, summa cum laude, Swarthmore College, 1974
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. What Happens to Undocumented Immigrants Who Commit Crimes in the United States?