Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Law Profs on Obama Immigration Transition Group lists two law professors on the Immigration Policy Group for Team Obama:


208 T. Alexander Aleinikoff has been Dean of the Georgetown University Law Center and Executive Vice President of Georgetown University since July 2004. He has been a member of the Georgetown faculty since 1997. Dean Aleinikoff served as General Counsel and Executive Associate Commissioner for Programs at the Immigration and Naturalization Service for several years during the Clinton Administration. From 1997 to 2004 he was a Senior Associate at the Migration Policy Institute, where he now serves on the Board of Trustees. He has written widely on immigration, refugee and citizenship law and constitutional law. Dean Aleinikoff is a graduate of Swarthmore College and Yale Law School.

Mariano-Florentino (Tino) Cuéllar is Professor and Deane F. Johnson Faculty Scholar at Stanford Law Cuellartino School. His work focuses on how organizations manage complex regulatory, migration, international security, and criminal justice problems. During the Clinton Administration he served at Treasury as Senior Advisor to the Under Secretary for Enforcement, where he worked on countering domestic and international financial crime, improving border coordination, and enhancing anti-corruption measures. He has served on the boards of numerous organizations, including Asylum Access and the Stanford Center for International Security and Cooperation. He has testified before Congress on immigration policy and separation of powers, and was appointed to the Silicon Valley Blue Ribbon Task Force on Aviation Security. He holds a J.D. from Yale Law School and a Ph.D. in Political Science from Stanford. He is an elected member of the American Law Institute.

David20martin20702008_jp315x284 It also has been announced that David A. Martin, Warner-Booker Distinguished Professor of International Law at the University of Virginia School of Law, has been named to President-elect Barack Obama's agency review team for the Department of Homeland Security.


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Two Yalies!

Posted by: SYM | Nov 19, 2008 2:38:16 PM

Is there information known about their philosophies regarding immigration? E.g. restrictionist or more liberal?

Posted by: Jay | Nov 19, 2008 6:04:41 PM

Where are the people of color on this transition team? Of this group there is only one Latino. I don't see anyone who is not a lawyer. Where are the immigration activist or other types that can provide different perspectives.

Posted by: RRP | Nov 20, 2008 7:10:08 AM

Why are there no Asian-Americans on the transition team?

Posted by: Walter Ching | Nov 20, 2008 11:00:32 AM

Why are there no aboriginal Australians on the transition team?

Posted by: Ooga Booga | Nov 20, 2008 3:19:16 PM

Why are the no LGBT-Americans on the transition team?

Posted by: David Torres | Nov 20, 2008 9:23:00 PM

To Jay: These appointees are of the open-border/anarchist cloth who seek to prevent any enforcement of our federal laws. To them, the nation state is a thing of the past, and our sovereignty should be destroyed in favor of a global, unaccountable power. Illegal aliens should be allowed to undercut your wage, Mexico's criminals should be allowed to run free, your taxes should pay for Mexico's poverty, and Big Business should be allowed to exploit whenever, wherever.

Say goodbye to the value of citizenship, sovereignty, and the rule of law. If you think this is hyperbole, you haven't been paying close enough attention.

Posted by: J.D. | Nov 23, 2008 8:39:45 AM

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