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News Posted on July 10, 2012

Professor Chin Publishes Immigration Op-ed in San Francisco Chronicle

Professor Gabriel "Jack" Chin has co-authored an essay on U.S. immigration policy that has been published in the San Francisco Chronicle.  Entitled "A long American tradition--amnesty for immigrants" and written with University of Arizona Rogers College of Law Professor Marc L. Miller, the op-ed places President Obama's recent decision to halt the deportation of some undocumented young people who were brought into the country as children in a historical context, noting that federal immigration policy has regularly offered amnesty to otherwise law-abiding noncitizens.

"At its best, U.S. immigration policy has honored the rule of law through pragmatism, rejection of racial discrimination, and a recognition that all immigrants are members of the human family," writes Chin. "A wise and carefully constructed amnesty based on this history is not a dirty word, but a crown jewel."

Gabriel "Jack" Chin, who joined the King Hall faculty in 2011, is a prolific and much-cited criminal and immigration law scholar whose work has addressed many of the most pressing social issues of our time.

San Francisco Chronicle