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KGO: SCOTUS nominee a solid legal choice

University of San Francisco (USF) School of Law Dean John Trasviña ​comments on President Barack Obama's nominee,​ ​Merrick Garland, to the Supreme Court…
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​University of San Francisco (USF) School of Law Dean John Trasviña ​comments on President Barack Obama's nominee,​ ​Merrick Garland, to the Supreme Court replacing the late Justice Antonin Scalia. Dean Trasviña​ ​worked ​with Judge Garland ​at the Department of Justice ​when​ Garland was Associate Deputy Attorney General​.​ Dean Trasviña​ believes Garland's solid legal experience can take the politics out of a Supreme Court selection process.

 

John Trasviña is the 18th dean of the USF School of Law. ​Hi received his AB from Harvard University in 1980 and his JD from Stanford Law School in 1983.

 

Most recently, Dean Trasviña was the assistant secretary for fair housing and equal opportunity in the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Dean Trasviña was appointed by President Obama in 2009, and unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate.

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Los Angeles Times: Trust Act could be another win for immigrants and their advocates

Los Angeles Times: Trust Act could be another win for immigrants and their advocates | USF in the News | Scoop.it

If Gov. Jerry Brown signs legislation known as the Trust Act, federal immigration authorities will have a somewhat harder time taking custody of people in local jails who are suspected of being in the country illegally.

The measure, which would prohibit local jailers from holding most arrestees for an additional 48 hours before federal authorities arrive, is not expected to put a large dent in the number of deportations.

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Absent 48-hour holds, ICE will still be able to take custody of immigrants, either at the jail or somewhere else.

"What impact does it have?" asked Bill Ong Hing, a professor at the University of San Francisco School of Law. "My answer is it sends a message, but it's true, really the big debate is over the program itself that triggers the detainers; and if ICE really wants the folks, they can come get them earlier." [via@latimes]

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Throughout his career, Professor Bill Ong Hing pursued social justice through a combination of community work, litigation, and scholarship. He is the author of numerous academic and practice-oriented publications on immigration policy and race relations, including Ethical Borders—NAFTA, Globalization, and Mexican Migration(Temple University Press, 2010), Deporting Our Souls-Morality, Values, and Immigration Policy (Cambridge University Press, 2006), Defining America Through Immigration Policy (Temple University Press, 2004), and Making and Remaking Asian America Through Immigration Policy (Stanford University Press, 1993).

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