Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Should the Government Allow Immigrants Who Are Here Illegally to Become US Citizens?"
"Whatever the cause for concern, real solutions to the undocumented immigration situation have to be considered. The standard, well-rehearsed solutions have revolved around border enforcement, for example in the form of more fencing and agents, and greater enforcement of penalties against employers who hire undocumented workers. But we have seen that those standard solutions have had little impact on the flow of undocumented migration. The best solution is to develop a system that regularizes a flow of workers to the United States, as we help Mexico with its infrastructure and economy so that Mexico can retain many of its workers as well. By finding solutions to the undocumented Mexican immigration challenge, anti-immigrant hysteria will ease, benefiting all immigrants."
"Thinking Broadly About Immigration Reform by Addressing Root Causes," Legal Briefs on Immigration Reform from 25 of the Top Legal Minds in the Country, Eds. Mona Parsa and Deborah Robinson, 2011
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:
Chair, San Francisco Immigrant Rights Commission, Apr. 2012-present
Professor of Law, University of San Francisco, 2010-present
Editor and author, Immigration Prof Blog
Board Member and Korematsu Institute Advisor, Asian Law Caucus, Mar. 2002-present
Professor of Law, University of California at Davis, 2000-2010
Visiting Professor, University of California at Davis, 1997-2000
Of Counsel, Baker & McKenzie law firm, June 1996-June 2007
Visiting Professor, University of California at Berkeley Law School, 1996-1997
Acting Executive Director, East Palo Alto Community Law Project, Jan. 1987-July 1987
Acting Professor and Associate Professor, Stanford Law School, July 1985-June 1997
Founder, Director, General Counsel, and Board Member, Immigrant Legal Resource Center, Feb. 1982-present
Associate Professor of Law, Golden Gate University Law Scool, Aug. 1979-June 1985
Adjunct Faculty Member, University of San Francisco School of Law, Sep. 1976-May 1979
Adjunct Faculty Member, New College School of Law, Sep. 1977-Dec. 1983
Staff Attorney and Director, Immigration Law Unit, San Francisco Neighborhood Legal Assistance Foundation, Nov. 1974-Sep. 1979
Bar memberships includes: State Bar of California (1974), Federal District Court of Northern California (Dec. 1974), Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals (Feb. 1988), and US Supreme Court (July 1978)
JD, cum laude, University of San Francisco, 1974
AB, Psychology, University of California at Berkeley, 1971