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T. Alexander Aleinikoff, JD Biography

Professor at the Milano School of International Affairs, Management, and Urban Policy at the New School
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Should the Government Allow a Path to Citizenship for Undocumented Immigrants?"

“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,”, 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
  • JD, Yale Law School, 1977
  • BA, summa cum laude, Swarthmore College, 1974
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Quoted in:
  1. What Happens to Undocumented Immigrants Who Commit Crimes in the United States?