Immigration Law Expert 361699 CA(N)

Expertise Description

I have more than 35 years experience in the field of Immigration Law and Policy as a law professor and expert on immigration policy and race relations. I previously co-counseled in a precedent-setting U.S. Supreme Court asylum case. My expertise includes negotiation, immigration law, constitutional law, evidence, rebellious lawyering, and Asian American history/law. I have over 30 years expert witness experience with consultations, deposition, and courtroom testimony.

Areas of Expertise

Expert Witness

My expert witness experience includes Civil rights case involving the intimidation of witness and NCAA rules violation in case filed by a football player against his coach, Challenge to government transfer policy of arrested immigrants, Right of undocumented college students to attend public universities in California, Right of family of deceased undocumented worker to pursue wrongful death action, Right of immigrant to full procedural due process rights in criminal proceedings, Deported U.S. citizen tort and civil rights action against federal and local governmental agencies, and Right of wrongfully arrested and detained immigrant to sue informant who called ICE with false information.

Consulting Experience

My consulting services include Professor of Law at university level in topics of immigration law and policy, judicial process and criminal justice, lawyering process, and more; Supervision of staff attorneys, support staff, and law students in a community law office emphasizing poverty law; Development of marketing strategies and formation of business immigration unit for an international law firm; Supervision of attorneys, paralegals, and law clerks in the area of deportation defense, political asylum, family reunification, naturalization, voluntary agency back-up center.


J.D. University of San Francisco
A.B. Psychology University of California at Berkeley

Awards & Affiliation

Inaugural Keith Aoki Jurisprudence Award, Conference of Asian Pacific American Law Professors
Gold Pearl Award for Silicon Valley Foundation Immigration Essay
Centro Legal de La Raza Lifetime Achievement Award
Keepers of the American Dream Award, National Immigration Forum
Heritage Award, Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation

Primary Affiliation

National Advisory Council