Lecturer in Law at the University of Southern California (USC) Gould School of Law
Pro to the question "Should the Government Allow Immigrants Who Are Here Illegally to Become US Citizens?"
"No matter how or why the undocumented population got here, most are here to stay. As a practical matter, this nation is not going to deport a group of people bigger than the entire state of Ohio; nor should it. The undocumented are our neighbors, our friends and our families – indeed, over 4.5 million U.S.-born children have undocumented parents. Most are hard-working, law-abiding people, and it would make no sense to kick them out...
So, a path to citizenship is essential. Of course, we must kick out criminal aliens and other threats. And undocumented migrants must pay any taxes before they 'get to the end of the line' for permanent residency status. This should not be a blanket 'amnesty.'
But the promise of citizenship must not be empty."
"Fix Legal and Illegal Immigration," ocregister.com, Feb. 19, 2013
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:
Lecturer in Law at University of Southern California (USC) Gould School of Law, 2006-present
Member, Pacific Council for International Policy
Assistant Secretary for Border, Immigration, and Trade Policy, US Department of Homeland Security, Mar. 2016-Jan. 2017
Assistant Secretary for Threat Prevention and Security, US Department of Homeland Security, June 2015-Mar. 2016
Partner, Obagi & Stodder LLP, June 2013-June 2015
President & CEO, Palindrome Strategies LLC, June 2008-June 2015
Independent Candidate, California State Senate, Mar. 2014-June 2014