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Bill Ong Hing

Professor, and Dean's Circle Scholar

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). His book To Be An American: Cultural Pluralism and the Rhetoric of Assimilation (NYU Press, 1997) received the award for Outstanding Academic Book by the librarians' journal Choice. At UC Davis, Hing directed the law school clinical program. He was also co-counsel in the precedent-setting U.S. Supreme Court asylum case, INS v. Cardoza-Fonseca (1987). Hing is the founder of the Immigrant Legal Resource Center in San Francisco and continues to volunteer as general counsel for this organization. He serves on the National Advisory Council of the Asian American Justice Center in Washington, D.C.

  • AB, UC Berkeley
  • JD, University of San Francisco
Prior Experience
  • Professor, UC Davis
  • Of Counsel, Baker & McKenzie
  • Acting Executive Director, East Palo Alto Community Law Project
  • Acting Professor and Associate Professor, Stanford Law School
  • Chancellor's Distinguished Professorship, UC Berkeley
  • Dedicated Service Award from Pangea Legal Services (2014)  
  • Asian American Achievement Award, San Mateo Chapter of the Organization of Chinese Americans (2013)
  •  Keith Aoki Asian Pacific American Jurisprudence Award, Conference of Asian Pacific American Law Faculty (2011)
  • Lifetime Achievement Award, Centro Legal de la Raza (2011)
  • Donald Cressey Award, National Council on Crime and Delinquency (2008)
  • Keepers of the American Dream Award, National Immigration Forum (2007)
  • Heritage Award, Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation (2005)
  • Tobriner Public Service Award, San Francisco Legal Aid Society (2003)
"San Francisco Immigrants Mourn and Organize"CounterPunch07/16/15
"Hot-button Sanctuary Law Unlikely To Be Overhauled"San Francisco Chronicle07/15/15
"San Francisco: Activists Rally For Immigrant Rights Following National Anti-Immigration Sentiments"San Jose Mercury News07/15/15
"S.F. Immigrant Advocates Call For 'Sober' Dialogue In Wake Of Killing"Los Angeles Times07/14/15
"Sheriff In San Francisco Faults Federal Authorities After Killing"The New York Times07/10/15
"Fox News Falsely Claims "Sanctuary Cities" Violate Federal Immigration Law"Media Matters for America07/07/15
"Law Schools: Give Migrant Children Legal Representation"The National Law Journal06/16/15
"Immigrant Lawyer Gets His Green Card"Daily Democrat06/04/15
"Federal Appeals Court Rules for Mexican on Torture Claim"San Francisco Chronicle and Associated Press03/27/15
Broadcast on Obama's Executive Action Regarding Undocumented Students and Parents of U.S. CitizensAmerican Latino Radio03/04/15
"Agents Target Baby Birth Scheme"Charleston Daily Mail03/04/15
"Feds Raid California Homes Used in Alleged 'Birth Tourism' Rings"Al Jazeera America News03/03/15
"Agents Target Industry Helping Chinese Women Have U.S. Babies"AP Online03/03/15
"Skid Row Police Shooting: I.C.E. Detained, Released Suspect After he Served Prison Time"89.3 KPCC03/03/15
"Federal Raid May Deter Chinese ‘Maternity Tourism’ Operations"Los Angeles Daily News03/03/15
"Federal Raid May Deter Chinese ‘Maternity Tourism’ Operations"San Bernardino County Sun03/03/15
"'Birth Tourism' Rings Across Southern California Raided by Federal Agents"The Guardian03/03/15
"A Right to Know the Basis for Visa Denial"Daily Journal02/23/15
"Will There be Legal Challenges to Obama’s Immigration Plan?"MSNBC11/21/14
"Pres. Obama’s Executive Order On Immigration Will Impact Bay Area’s Diverse Population"CBS San Francisco11/20/14
Pres. Obama’s Executive Order On Immigration Will Impact Bay Area’s Diverse Population (Audio)KCBS Radio11/20/14
"Anticipated Immigration Action Welcome, But Far From Perfect"NBC News11/19/14
"Obama Poised to Issue Immigration Reprieve for Millions"San Francisco Chronicle11/19/14
"16 Reasons Why Opening Our Borders Makes More Sense Than Militarizing Them"The Huffington Post09/02/14
NYC ID Law Sends Message to Washington: Immigration is GoodVoice of Russia US06/27/14
"SF schools part of new study highlighting challenges facing California immigrant students"San Francisco Examiner06/18/14
"Youth seeks asylum after school fight leads to deportation"Houston Chronicle06/02/14
"Women From China, Taiwan Pay $30,000 To Give Birth In Bay Area, Get U.S. Citizenship For Child"CBS-San Francisco Bay Area05/09/14
"Feds Quietly Toughen Standards for Immigrant Asylum Seekers"McClatchy DC04/18/14
"Los Angeles Times Skips the I-Word As California Grants Law License to Illegal Alien"
"Court grants law license to man in U.S. illegally"San Francisco Chronicle, Sacramento Bee, Kansas City Star, Associated Press, and others01/03/14
"Illegal immigrant granted license to practice law"Daily Post01/03/14
"Mexican immigrant gets law licence"Gulf News01/03/14
"Mexican immigrant can practice law, California court rules"Los Angeles Times01/02/14
"US seeing surge in Central American asylum seekers"The Voice of Russia: America Edition12/17/13
"U.S. seeing a surge in Central American asylum seekers"Los Angeles Times12/15/13
"How to Defy Federal Immigration Authorities and Win"ABC 7 News10/08/13
Broadcast on Immigration Sentiment and Governor BrownKCBS Radio09/26/13
"State Border Bill in Limbo"Los Angeles Times09/17/13
Interview Discussing Undocumented Law GraduateKGO News/Information09/12/13
"Focus shifts to Obama if Congress Axes Immigration Bill"Reuters08/03/13
"Expert: GOP House Resistance Not Strong Enough to Kill Immigration Bill"Afternoon Show: Voice of Russia American Edition06/28/13
"Ruling Puts Same-Sex Spouse’s Deportation Hearing On Hold"The Wall Street Journal Law Blog06/26/13
Broadcast on Senate to begin debate on immigration reform overhaulKCBS Radio06/09/13
"Immigrant Families Disappointed by Feinstein's Vote"
ABC 7 News05/22/13
Broadcast on tech companies' push to amend immigration bill
KCBS Radio05/20/13
"Immigration Reform Too Late to Fix One Big Problem, Studies Say"The Christian Science Monitor05/10/13
"Employment Lawyers Eye Immigration Bill"Daily Journal05/06/13
"Experts Analyze Summary of Senate Immigration Bill"Los Angeles Times04/16/13
"Senate Immigration Bill Could Reshape California"San Jose Mercury News04/16/13
Broadcast on immigration issuesKCBS Radio01/02/13
"What is Comprehensive Immigration Reform?" The Huffington Post11/15/12
Broadcast featuring Asian American panel debate on U.S. presidential electionNTDTV (New Tang Dynasty Television)10/26/12
"Yoo says Obama — not Bush — Exceeded Constitutional Powers"Politics Blog (San Francisco Chronicle)10/25/12
"Should You Get Deported for Carrying Three Joints?"ABC/Univision10/10/12
"Report's Effectiveness can be Relevant"Daily Journal10/01/12
"Law Professors Urge Brown to Sign Immigration Bill"Daily Journal09/18/12
"Legislation Would Help Protect Vulnerable Immigrants"San Francisco Examiner09/02/12
"Immigrant Driver License Bill Goes to Gov. Brown"San Jose Mercury News, The Oakland Tribune, etc.08/31/12
"Deferred Action Gives Hope to Asian Immigrants"
Voice of America08/31/12
"Lawyers Anxiously Await New U.S. Undocumented Immigrant Policy"Daily Journal08/23/12
Hitting the Road: Legal Status Can Bring Driver's Licenses for ImmigrantsKQED News08/17/12
"Wade Michael Page: A Reflection of De-Americanization"The Huffington Post08/10/12
"Has Barack Obama Deported More People Than Any Other President in U.S. History?"PolitiFact.com (Tampa Bay Times blog)08/07/12
"Obama's Hypocrisy on Arizona's SB 1070"The Huffington Post06/29/12
"Ruling Won't Affect California's Pro-immigrant Laws"Daily Journal06/26/12
Broadcast on Arizona's ruling on immigration law SB 1070The Kathleen Dunn Show (Wisconsin Public Radio)06/26/12
"Arizona’s Controversial Anti-immigration Law Partially Struck Down"Atlanta Black Star06/25/12
"Supreme Court Strikes Down Part of Arizona Law"CBS News06/25/12
"Arizona Immigration Ruling Sends Mixed Signals to Other States and Police"Contra Costa Times06/25/12
"Immigration Program Yields Few Case Dismissals"Daily Journal06/25/12
"Supreme Court Strikes Down 3 Parts of Ariz. Immigration Law"KENS 5 San Antonio06/25/12
"Arizona Immigration Law Ruling Reactions"KTSF Channel 2606/25/12
"Californians Express Mixed Reaction to Arizona Immigration Law Ruling"NBC Southern California06/25/12
"Supreme Court Immigration Ruling Likely to Echo Through Presidential Election"San Jose Mercury News06/25/12
"Arizona's Immigration Ruling Sends Mixed Signals to Other States"San Jose Mercury News06/25/12
"Undocumented Immigrant Fights for Bar Admission"Daily Journal06/19/12
"State Justices Wade into Questions about Undocumented Immigrant's Effort to be Admitted to the Bar"Daily Journal05/18/12
"Like It or Not, Arizona's SB 1070 Is About Racial Profiling"The Huffington Post04/27/12
Broadcast on Supreme Court's review of Arizona's SB 1070KCBS Radio04/25/12
"Fewer Than 3,000 Immigration Cases Closed Under New Obama Policy"KPBS Public Broadcasting04/24/12
"Honor Trayvon Martin's Death: Declare War on Racism"The Huffington Post04/02/12
"Closer Look: SF Massacre Prompts Review of Vietnamese Immigration Policies"CBS 503/30/12
Broadcast on deportation issues for immigrants convicted of crimesCBS 5 Eyewitness News03/27/12
Broadcast on Vietnam's refusal to accept immigrant criminalKCBS Radio03/27/12
Broadcast on immigration issues surrounding murder suspectKCBS Radio03/27/12
Broadcast on murder suspect who avoided deportation after previous run-in with lawKGO Morning News03/27/12
Broadcast on deportation proceedings of immigrant criminalsKGO Morning News03/27/12
"How Alleged SF Murderer Avoided Deportation"KQED News03/27/12
Broadcast on murder suspect not deported for past crimeKRON 4 Early News03/27/12
"San Francisco Slayings Suspect Avoided Deportation, Victims Identified"CBS 5 Eyewitness News03/26/12
Broadcast on immigrant criminals' deportationJohn Kessler, KGO Radio03/26/12
Broadcast on failed attempt to deport criminal immigrantPeter Finch With Nikki Medoro, KGO Radio03/26/12
"Resisting Alabama Through Community Policing for Better Public Safety"The Huffington Post03/12/12
"Lessons to Remember From Japanese Internment"The Huffington Post02/21/12
"Prop 8 Case and the Message for Immigration Reform"The Huffington Post02/10/12
"'Ching Chong, Chinaman': The De-Americanization of Asian Americans"The Huffington Post01/12/12
"High Court Review of Immigrant Law Could Shed Light on State Rights"Daily Journal12/12/11
"Free Trade Agreements Mean Job Losses in the Other Country as Well"The Huffington Post10/17/11
"Give Criminal Aliens a Second Chance"The Huffington Post10/03/11
"Even in Tragedy, We’re a Nation of Immigrants"89.3 KPCC Southern California Public Radio09/19/11
"Vigilante Racism and the De-Americanization of Muslim Americans"The Huffington Post09/06/11
"One Hand Clapping for Latest Obama Deportation Reforms"The Huffington Post08/23/11
Radio broadcast on reserve immigration trendKCBS Radio07/29/11
"Control the Border: Invest in Mexico"The Huffington Post07/12/11
"Remarkable or Not, All Dreamers Deserve a Chance"The Huffington Post06/24/11
"Administration's Acknowledgement of Severe Flaws in S-Comm Highlights Need for Moratorium and TRUST Act"San Francisco Sentinel06/17/11
"Did Arizona Really Win at the Supreme Court?"The Huffington Post06/02/11
"Will California Opt Out of Secure Communities, and Can It?"89.3 KPCC Southern California Public Radio05/26/11
"Legally Easy Episode 25: Let’s Talk Immigration"The RocketLawyer Podcast05/23/11
"Kill the Death Penalty"The Huffington Post05/16/11
"Disrespecting Undocumented Immigrants"The Huffington Post05/12/11
"Legal Scholars Weigh in on Secure Communities"San Francisco Bay Guardian05/10/11
"Campos Urges Lee to Implement Entire Due Process Law"San Francisco Bay Guardian05/10/11
"Nannies and Housekeepers: A Common Part of Los Altos Life Rarely Addressed in Immigration Debate"Los Altos Patch05/05/11
"Bin Laden Was a Pretext for Anti-Immigrant Policies"The Huffington Post05/03/11
"Don't Deport Immigrants With Mental Disabilities"The Huffington Post04/28/11
Radio broadcast on ruling that halts implementation of Arizona's SB 1070Michael Eric Dyson Show04/18/11
"Undocumented Immigrants: Give Them a Parade, Not SB 1070"The Huffington Post04/14/11
Radio broadcast on Ninth Circuit decision on Arizona's SB 1070KCBS Radio04/11/11
"Infusing the Deportation System With Restorative Justice"The Huffington Post04/07/11
"Will Another Dream Fade? Obama Should Endorse Same-Sex Marriages for Immigration Purposes"The Huffington Post03/09/11
"Mexico's Economy is the Problem that Anti-Immigration Laws Won't Solve"The Huffington Post02/28/11
"Illegal Immigration"You Are Here (WERS radio)02/27/11
"Tools for Effective Immigration Reform"Daily Journal02/15/11
Broadcast on communications privacy (also featuring Electronic Frontier Foundation)Daily Journal02/15/11
"Hostile State Battles Now Define Immigration"ColorLines01/06/11
"Former Whitman Housekeeper's Wage Claim Before Panel Today"The Sacramento Bee, The Fresno Bee11/17/10
"Experts: Whitman's Ex-Housekeeper Unlikely to be Deported Anytime Soon"The Sacramento Bee10/02/10
"'Justice Bus' Offers Free Legal Assistance" Daily Democrat10/02/10
"Whitman Scandal Highlights Vulnerability of Domestic Workers"KCBS Radio10/01/10
"Housekeeper Safe From Deportation for Now, Immigrtion Experts Say"Lexington Herald-Leader10/01/10
"Author Dispels Ideas"Vida en la Valle09/22/10
"Undocumented Students Rally at Feinstein's Office"San Francisco Examiner09/21/10
"Tough Questions Tackled at Immigration Chat"The Record (Stockton)09/16/10
"14th Amendment Faces Challenge from Immigration Hardliners"The Arizona Republic09/12/10
"Court Gives Prosecutors Leeway in Seeking Cell Data"Pittsburgh Post-Gazette09/09/10
"Thomas Elias: More Fiction than Fact About 'Anchor Babies' Born in U.S."The Salinas Californian08/30/10
"Editorial: Leave the 14th Amendment Alone"Times-News08/15/10
"Republicans Stoke Immigration Fears With Talk of 'Anchor Babies'"The Globe and Mail08/11/10
"14th Amendment: Why Birthright Citizenship 'Can't Be Undone'"The Christian Science Monitor08/10/10
"GOP Push to Revise 14th Amendment Not Gaining Steam"Washington Post08/09/10
Broadcast on undocumented migration and Arizona lawCBS 5 Eyewitness News at 7:30 a.m.08/01/10
Broadcast on Arizona immigration lawKCBS Radio07/30/10
"Arizona Governor at White House"KCBS Radio06/03/10
Special broadcast on immigration
Uprising on KPFA/KPFK05/25/10
"Tarea Dificil Modificar la Enmienda 14"Univision05/08/10
"Challenging Immigration Reform"KCBS Radio05/01/10
"Arizona Illegal Immigrant Law Spurs May Day Protests"San Jose Mercury-News, Contra Costa Times
"Crackdown on Industry Helping Chinese Women Have U.S. Babies"San Francisco Chronicle03/30/10
  • Ethical Borders: NAFTA, Globalization, and Mexican Migration (Chicago: Temple University Press, 2010). Read More
  • Deporting Our Souls: Values, Morality, and Immigration Policy (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2006).
  • Defining America Through Immigration Policy (Chicago: Temple University Press, 2004).
  • A Quick Reference to IRCA (New York: Aspen Law Publications, 2000, 2001, 2002).
  • Immigration and the Law: A Dictionary (Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO, 1999).
  • To Be An American: Cultural Pluralism and the Rhetoric of Assimilation (New York: New York University Press, 1997). (Named an Outstanding Academic Book by librarians' journal Choice.)
  • Reframing the Immigration Debate (LEAP, 1996). (The book was co-edited with Ronald Lee and nominated for a human rights award by Gustavus Myers Center for Human Rights.)
  • Handling Immigration Cases (Hoboken: Wiley Law Publications, Second Edition 1995).
  • Making and Remaking Asian America Through Immigration Policy (Palo Alto: Stanford Press, 1993).
Law Review and Journal Articles
  • "Re-Examining the Zero-Tolerance Approach to Deporting Aggravated Felons: Restoring Discretionary Waivers and Developing New Tools," 8 Harvard Law & Policy Review (2014). SSRN
  • "The Failure of Prosecutorial Discretion and the Deportation of Oscar Martinez," 15 Scholar: St. Mary's Law Review on Race and Social Justice 437 (2013). SSRN
  • "Superman Had Nothing on Keith Aoki," UCLA Asian Pacific American Law Journal (2012). SSRN
  • "Immigration Reform: A Time for DREAMers," USF Magazine 14 (Winter 2012).
  • "Immigration Sanctuary Policies: Constitutional and Representative of Good Policing and Good Public Policy," 2 University of California Irvine Law Review 247 (2012). SSRN
  • "Reason Over Hysteria: Keynote Essay," 12 Loyola Journal of Public Interest 275 (2011). SSRN
  • "Asian Americans and Immigration Reform," 17 Asian American Law Journal 83 (2010-2011).
  • "Systemic Failure: Mental Illness, Detention, and Deportation," 16 UC Davis Journal of International Law and Policy 341 (2010). SSRN
  • "Teaching Immigration Law and Immigrant Rights From Your Own Caseload," 54 St. Louis University Law Journal 877 (2010).
  • "The Rise and Fall of Employer Sanctions," 38 Fordham Urban Law Journal 77 (2010). (Co-authored with David Bacon.)
  • "The Great Opportunity in Law," 15 Asian Pacific American Law Journal 30 (2009-2010). (Publication of keynote speech delivered by Hing at the Korean American Bar Association of Southern California's 29th Annual Installation and Scholarship Awards Dinner in Los Angeles, Calif., on April 16, 2009.)
  • "Institutional Racism, ICE Raids, and Immigration Reform," 44 University of San Francisco Law Review 307 (2009).
  • "NAFTA, Globalization, and Mexican Migrants," 5 Journal of Law, Economics, and Policy 87 (2009).
  • "Legal Services Support Centers and Rebellious Advocacy: A Case Study of the Immigrant Legal Resource Center," 28 Journal of Law and Policy 266 (2008).
  • "A Case for Amnesty," 3 Stanford Journal of Law and Policy 233 (2007).
  • "Coolies, James Yen, and Rebellious Advocacy," 14 Asian American Law Journal  1 (2007).
  • "Immigration Policy: Thinking Outside the (Big) Box," 39 Connecticut Law Review 1401 (2007).
  • "Providing a Second Chance," 39 Connecticut Law Review 1893 (2007).
  • "The Immigrant Marches of 2006 and the Prospects for a New Civil Rights Movement," 42 Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review  99 (2007). (With Kevin R. Johnson)
  • "Misusing Immigration Policies in the Name of Homeland Security," 6 Centennial Review 194 (2006).
  • "Deporting Cambodian Refugees: Justice Denied?" 51 Crime & Delinquency 265 (2005).
  • "Deporting Our Souls and Defending Our Immigrants," 31(3) Amerasia Journal (2005). (Guest editor and lead article author.)
  • "Detention to Deportation? Rethinking the Removal of Cambodian Refugees," 38 UC Davis Law Review 891 (2005).
  • "National Identity in a Multicultural Nation: The Challenge of Immigration Law and Immigrants," 103 Michigan Law Review 1347 (2005). (With Kevin R. Johnson and 2005 Survey of Books Related to the Law)
  • "Rebellious Lawyering, Settlement, and Reconciliation: Soko Bukai v. YWCA," 5 Nevada Law Review 172 (2004).
  • "Refugee Policy and Cultural Identity: In the Voice of Hmong and Iu Mien Young Adults," 1 Hastings Race & Poverty Law Journal 111 (2003).
  • "Answering the Challenges of the New Immigrant-Driven Diversity: Considering Integration Strategies," 40 Brandeis Law Journal 861 (2002).
  • "Nonelectoral Activism in Asian Pacific American Communities and the Implications for Community Lawyering," 8 UCLA Asian Pacific American Law Journal 246 (2002).
  • "Vigilante Racism: The De-Americanization of Immigrant America," 7 Michigan Journal of Race and Law 441 (2002).
  • "Asians Without Blacks and Latinos in San Francisco: Missed Lessons of the Common Good," 27 Amerasia Journal  19 (2001).
  • "The Dark Side of Operation Gatekeeper," 7 UC Davis Journal of Internationall Law & Policy 121 (2001).
  • "Emma Lazarus Fund: A Case Study in Philanthropic Rejuvenation of the Immigrant Rights Community," 15 Georgetown Immigration Law Journal 47 (2000).
  • "No Place for Angels: A Reaction to Johnson," Illinois Law Review 559 (2000).
  • "The Immigrant As Criminal," 9 Hastings Women's Law Journal 79 (1998).
  • "Don't Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor: Conflicted Immigrant Stories and Welfare Reform," 33 Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review 159 (1998).
  • "Border Patrol Abuse: Evaluating Complaint Procedures Available to Victims," 9 Georgetown Immigration Law Journal 757 (1995).
  • "In the Interest of Racial Harmony: Revisiting the Lawyer's Duty to Work for the Common Good," 47 Stanford Law Review 901 (1995).
  • "Immigration Policies: Messages of Exclusion to African Americans," 37 Howard Law Journal 237 (1994).
  • "Beyond the Rhetoric of Assimilation and Cultural Pluralism: The Tension of an Immigration-Driven Multicultural Society," 81 California Law Review 863 (1993).
  • "Raising Personal Identification Issues of Class, Race, Ethnicity, Gender, Sexual Orientation, Physical Disability, and Age in Lawyering Courses," 45 Stanford Law Review 1401 (1993).
  • "The Immigration and Naturalization Service, Community-Based Organizations, and the Legalization Experience: Lessons for the Self? Help Immigration Phenomenon," 6 Georgetown Immigration Law Journal 413 (1992).
  • "Miranda: Not the Death Knell for Estoppel," 12(4)  NLG Immigration Newsletter 1 (1983).
  • "Racial Disparity: The Unaddressed Issues of the Simpson-Mazzoli Bill," 1 La Raza Law Journal 21 (1983).
  • "Estoppel in Immigration Proceedings? New Life from Akbarin and Miranda," 20 San Diego Law Review 11 (1982).
  • 11 Golden Gate Law Review 285 (1981).
  • "When INS Breaks the Rules Courts Will Listen," 4 AILA Immigration Journal 3 (1981).
  • "The Ninth Circuit: No Place for Drug Offenders," 10 Golden Gate Law Review 1 (1980). (Cited in Tapia-Acuna v. INS, 640 F.2d 223, 225 (9th Cir. 1981)
Book Contributions
  • "Redressing the Shame of U.S. Immigration Laws and Enforcement Policies," in Hidden Lives and Human Rights in the United States: Understanding the Controversies and Tragedies of Undocumented Immigration edited by Lois Lorentzen (Santa Barbara, Calif.: Praeger, 2014).
  • "Developing a New Mind-Set on Immigration Reform," in Constructing Immigrant "Illegality"--Critiques, Experiences, and Responses edited by Cecilia Menjivar & Daniel Kanstroom (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2014).
  • "An Overview of Federal Immigration Policies and Their Effects on Asian and Pacific Americans," in Civil Rights Issues of Asian and Pacific Americans: Myths and Realities, a Consultation Sponsored by the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights , 292 (1979).
  • "Defending the Unpopular Immigrant," in Untold Civil Rights Stories edited by Stewart Kwoh and Russell Leong (2009).
  • "Contemplating Solutions to Migration Challenges," in The Right to Stay Home  (Global Exchange, 2008).
  • "Operation Gatekeeper: The War against the Alambristas of the 1990s," in Alambrista and the U.S.-Mexico Border edited by Nicholas Cull & David Carrasco (2004).
  • "Asian Americans," in Civil Rights in America edited by Jay Segal (Gale Publications: 1998).
  • "Reframing the Immigration Debate: An Overview," in Reframing the Immigration Debate  (LEAP, 1996).
Opinion Pieces and Blog Posts
Other Publications
      Court Citation of Research
        • Panelist, "US Immigration Law and Civil Society: The Road to Executive Action and Beyond," Joan and Ralph Lane Center for Catholic Studies and Social Thought and the Center for Migration Studies, University of San Francisco, San Francisco, Calif. (March 2015).
        • Panelist, President's Executive Action and the Politics of Immigration Reform panel, "Community Forum on Immigration: IMMIGRATION REFORM AT A CROSSROADS," San Jose, Calif. (February 2015).
        • Presenter, "Immigration in the Northern District: Then and Now," Historical Society of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, San Francisco, Calif. (February 2015).
        • Moderator, "Practicing Immigration Law and the President's Executive Action," Bay Area Asian Pacific American Law Sutdent Association, Annual Conference, San Francisco, Calif. (February 2015).
        • Presenter, "The Pressure is On--Criminal Defense Counsel Strategies After Padilla v. Kentucky," University of Denver Law Review Symposium on Criminal and Immigration Law, Denver, Colo. (February 2015).
        • Presenter, "Ethics and Morality of U.S. Immigration Law," Law Review Symposium, Kansas University School of Law, Lawrence, Kan. (October 2014).
        • Panelist, "The Unaccompanied Immigrant Children Crisis at the Border," University of San Francisco Immigration Law Society, San Francisco, Calif. (October 2014).
        • Panelist, "Asian-Americans and the 50th Anniversary of The Civil Rights Act of 1964," Asian/Pacific Bar Association of Sacramento, Annual Dinner, Sacramento, Calif. (October 2014).
        • Panelist, "Policy and Activism in Southeast Asian American Studies," The States of Southeast Asian American Studies Program at University of Minnesota Humphrey School of Public Affairs, Minneapolis, Minn. (October 2014).
        • Panelist, "Panel Discussion on Immigration Reform," "Windrider Film Festival," Menlo Park, Calif. (June 2014).
        • Panelist, "Plenary Panel Presentation on Immigrant Workers and the Enforcement of Employer Sanctions," "Clergy & Laity United for Economic Justice Conference: Let My People Work," Los Angeles, Calif. (May 2014).
        • Moderator, "Undocumented Asians and the Need for Immigration Reform," Asia Society of Northern California, San Francisco, Calif. (March 2014).
        • Panelist, "History, Race, and Identity in Law, Media, and Film," Association for Asian American Studies Annual Conference, San Francisco, Calif. (April 2014).
        • Panelist, "Benefits of Pro Bono Work before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals," Immigrant Legal Resource Center, San Francisco, Calif. (March 2014).
        • Presenter, "The Effects of the 1965 Act on African Immigration to the United States," UC Davis "Conference on the Immigration Act of 1965," Davis, Calif. (February 2014).
        • Presenter, "History of U.S. Immigration Law," Koret Auditorium, San Francisco Public Library Main Branch "National Defense University class," San Francisco, Calif. (February 2014).
        • Presenter, "Asian American Gangs," California Endowment CEO Roundtable "Adversity and Resilience," Los Angeles, Calif. (January 2014).
        • Presenter, "Asian American Legal History," San Quentin Prison "Asian American Studies class," San Quentin, Calif. (January 2014).
        • Presenter, "'Dealing with Brutal Atrocities,'  'The Continuing Immigration Crisis,' 'Cultivating Effective Problem-Solving Practitioners'," sponsored by University of New Mexico and UCLA law schools "Rebellious Lawyering Conference," Santa Fe, N.M. (November 2013).
        • Presenter, "Will It Take and How Will We Do it?" Advancing Justice Conference "Winning Immigration Reform at Asian American Justice Center," Los Angeles, Calif. (November 2013). (co-sponsored with Congresswoman Judy Chu)
        • Presenter, "The Prospects for Immigration Reform," San Francisco Foundation Convening of Immigration Service Providers in Northern California,, San Francisco, Calif. (October 2013).
        • Presenter, "Reinstating Discretion in Deportation Proceedings," Immigration Reform: What Next?,, Davis, Calif. (October 2013).
        • Presenter, "Poverty, Immigration and Property: Paper Presentations," AALS Mid-Year Meeting, "Workshop on Poverty, Immigration and Property," San Diego, Calif. (June 2013).
        • Moderator, "After SB 1070: Exclusion, Inclusion and Immigrants," AALS Mid-Year Meeting, "Workshop on Poverty, Immigration and Property," San Diego, Calif. (June 2013).
        • Presenter, "The History of Asian Immigration and its Relation to the Current Immigration Reform Debate," Washington University, St. Louis, Mo. (June 2013).
        • Presenter, "The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, and Lessons for Implementation of a Legalization Plan Today," Strategic Planning Committee of California Rural Legal Assistance Foundation, Sacramento, Calif. (June 2013).
        • Presenter, "Defining America through Immigration Policy," Unitarian Universalist Regional Assembly, "Big Faith * No Borders," San Jose, Calif. (April 2013).
        • Presenter, "ICE Detainers - Voluntary Requests or Mandatory Requirements," County Counsels' Association of California, "Civil Law and Litigation 2013 Conference," Monterey, Calif. (April 2013).
        • Panelist, University of San Francisco Center for Latino Studies in the Americas, Leo T. McCarthy Center for Public Service, and the Common Good and the Office of the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, "Immigration Reform: A Critical Dialogue," (April 2013).
        • Presenter, "Prosecutorial Discretion," St. Mary's School of Law's The Scholar: St. Mary's Law Review on Race & Social Challenge, "Symposium on Immigration Law," San Antonio, TX (April 2013).
        • Presenter, "Comprehensive Immigration Reform: The Need and Likelihood of Reform," San Francisco Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights, San Francisco, Calif. (March 2013).
        • Presenter, "The History of Criminal Immigration Issues and the Need for Reform," Four Freedoms Fund and the Ford Foundation, New York, N.Y. (March 2013).
        • Panelist, "Righting Wrongs in the Context of Superdiversity: The Possibilities and Limitations of Law," UCLA Institute of New Cultures Inaugural Conference, "Superdiversity California Style: New Understandings of Race, Civil Rights, Governance and Cultural Production," Los Angeles, Calif. (March 2013). (Co-presented with Jerry Kang, Elise C. Boddie, and Addie C. Rolnick.)
        • Panelist, "Current Immigration and Freedom of Movement Policy in NAFTA and the EU," Fordham International Law Journal, "Free Movement in North America: Is the EU a Model for NAFTA?" New York, N.Y. (February 2013).
        • Presenter, "Current Immigration Reform and Its Historical Context," Fulbright Visiting Scholars Conference, Asilomar, Calif. (November 2012).
        • Presenter, "Why Immigration Reform Should Be Supported for Economic Reasons," Bipartisan Policy Center, "Fourth Annual Political Summit: Beyond the Ballot," New Orleans, La. (November 2012).
        • Presenter, "Immigration Rights and Reforms," UC Los Angeles Rebellious Lawyering Conference, Los Angeles, Calif. (October 2012).
        • Presenter, "Asian Americans and the U.S. Presidential Election," Asia Society Panel, San Francisco, Calif. (October 2012). (Co-presented with Kwok, Kohara, Ramakrishnan, and Wong.)
        • Presenter, "Legal Education Reform—Are Law School Graduates Being Trained Properly," UC Los Angeles 16th Annual National Latino/a Law Student Association Conference, "Movimiento," Los Angeles, Calif. (October 2012). (Co-presented with Lopez, Goldman, and Marshall.)
        • Presenter, "What the Presidential Election Means for Immigrant Communities," Services Immigrant Rights and Education Network Panel, San Jose, Calif. (October 2012). (Co-presented with Castellanos and Rodriguez-Deams.)
        • Co-Organizer, presentation by Dr. Clarence B. Jones, "Pivotal Legal and Leadership Policy Decisions Faced by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.," University of San Francisco School of Law (September 2012). (Co-sponsored by the Center for Law and Ethics.)
        • Presenter, "Public Safety and Cooperation with ICE Officials," oint meeting of the Sonoma Human Rights Commission, Sonoma County Counsel, and Napa County Counsel, Rohnert Park, Calif. (July 2012). (Hing spoke on the topic of federal immigration enforcement and the role of local governments.)
        • Presenter, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services Naturalization Ceremony, Oakland, Calif. (July 2012). (Keynote Speech)
        • Panelist, "Criminal Deportation: The Harmful Impacts and Strategies for Reform," UCLA Asian Pacific American Law Journal Symposium, "Claiming Our Rights: Southeast Asian American Communities Making Change Through the Law," Los Angeles, Calif. (April 2012). (Co-presented with Shiu-Ming Cheer, Jacquelyn Dan, Mia-Lia Kiernan and David Ros.)
        • Presenter, "Immigration Reform, the DREAM Act, and Immigrant Technology Contributions," Bipartisan Policy Center Immigration Reform Roundtable, "How Does the Country Achieve the Dual Goals of Economic Prosperity and Fair Treatment for the Undocumented?" Palo Alto, Calif. (April 2012).
        • Panelist, "Silicon Valley and Immigration Visa Needs for Technology," Silicon Valley Asia Society Conference, "The Cross-Border Talent Economy," San Francisco, Calif. (April 2012).
        • Panelist, "How the Economic Recession and Increasing Diversity Inform Community Lawyers Today," UC Hastings College of the Law Panel, "Representing the Vulnerable and Remembering Ralph Abascal: Lessons from the 1970s," San Francisco, Calif. (March 2012).
        • Panelist, "The History of Cambodian Deportations from the United States," Southeast Asian Action Resource Center Panel, "Deportation Policy and Engagement Strategy Convening," Oakland, Calif. (March 2012).
        • Panelist, "Immigrant Integration," Silicon Valley Community Foundation Event, "Immigrant Integration Action Forum," Mountain View, Calif. (February 2012).
        • Panelist, "Immigration and Local Law Enforcement," University of San Francisco School of Management Law Enforcement Leadership Symposium "Unique Leadership Challenges: Major Events, Disasters, and Terrorism," (January 2012).
        • Panelist, "Life After College and Earning a Living," Educators for Fair Consideration Conference "2012 Educator Conference: A Day for Educators and Allies of Undocumented Students," San Francisco State University, San Francisco, Calif. (January 2012).
        • Panelist, "Immigration Reform," University of San Francisco School of Law (November 2011).
        • Presenter, "Rebellious Lawyering and Immigration Reform," UC Los Angeles School of Law, Los Angeles, Calif. (November 2011).
        • Moderator, "The Dream Act Movement," University of San Francisco School of Law Office of Career Planning Panel, (October 2011).
        • Commentator, University of San Francisco School of Law 2011 Western Regional Legal Writing Conference "How to Hit the Ground Writing: Meeting the Expectations of the Changing Legal Market," (August 2011). (Hing introduced Richard Wydick, the keynote speaker for the conference.)
        • Panelist, "The Importance of Family Immigration Categories to Asian Immigrants," Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance Biennial Convention, Oakland, Calif. (July 2011).
        • Panelist, "How to Increase Diversity on Corporate Boards," UC Haas School of Business Board Diversity Conference, Berkeley, Calif. (July 2011).
        • Presenter, "The Prospects of Comprehensive Immigration Reform," Santa Clara Valley Chapter of American Immigration Lawyers Association's Annual Installation Dinner, San Jose, Calif. (May 2011).
        • Presenter, "Interrogation Reenactment and Contemporary Issues on Angel Island," Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation, Angel Island, Calif. (April 2011).
        • Panelist, "Globalization and Immigration," San Francisco Foundation's "Building Inclusive Communities: Racial Equity and Immigration," Oakland, Calif. (March 2011). (Read More)
        • Panelist, "The Battlefield for Immigration," 13th Annual Trina Grillo Public Interest and Social Justice Retreat, University of San Francisco School of Law (March 2011).
        • Presenter, "The Constitutionality of Local Sanctuary Ordinances," Second Annual University of California International Migration Conference, Davis, Calif. (February 2011).
        • Presenter, "The DREAM Act—The Evolution of a Movement," UC Irvine School of Law Symposium "Persistent Puzzles in Immigration Law," Irvine, Calif. (February 2011).
        • Panelist, "Current Civil Rights Issues Facing Asian Americans," Bay Area Asian and Pacific American Law Student Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco, Calif. (February 2011).
        • Presenter, "Keynote address at the City of San Pablo International Migrant Day Celebration," San Pablo, Calif. (December 2010).
        • Panelist, "Rebellious Lawyering and its Legacy," Society of American Law Teachers Conference "Teaching in a Transformative Era: The Law School of the Future," Honolulu, Hawaii (December 2010).
        • Presenter, "Immigration Reform with an Emphasis on the Dream Act," East Bay Sanctuary Annual Fundraising Dinner, Berkeley, Calif. (November 2010).
        • Panelist, "Federalism at Work: State Criminal Law, Noncitizens, and Immigration Related Activity," Loyola University New Orleans College of Law and the Loyola Journal of Public Interest Law, New Orleans, La. (November 2010).
        • Presenter, "Immigration, Migration, and Social Policy: The Changing Face of America," San Jose State University's Silicon Valley Center for Global Innovation and Immigration Annual Conference on Immigration Studies, San Jose, Calif. (October 2010).
        • Panelist, "Immigration Reform Now," Shaking the Foundations: The West Coast Conference on Progressive Lawyering at Stanford Law School "Shaking the Foundations Public Interest Conference," Palo Alto, Calif. (October 2010).
        • Panelist, "Immigration and its Impacts: A Deeper Understanding of Today's Reform Debate," UC Berkeley School of Social Welfare, Berkeley, Calif. (October 2010).
        • Presenter, Book Reading: Ethical Borders, NAFTA, Globalization, and Mexican Migration at Modern Times Bookstore, San Francisco (August 2010).
        • Presenter, discussed immigration reform at the Asian Pacific Americans for Progress-San Francisco Bay Area Chapter event "Dem Sum on Immigration with Professor Bill Ong Hing," San Francisco, Calif. (July 2010).
        • Panelist, 36th Annual Conference of the Southwest Labor Studies Association "Labor and Immigration: Past and Present," Santa Cruz, Calif. (May 2010). (Hing participated in a panel on labor issues that transcend the U.S.–Mexico border. Conference hosted by the UC Santa Cruz Center for Labor Studies.)
        • Panelist, UC Los Angeles 40th Anniversary of Ethnic Studies Program panel on immigration reform, Los Angeles, Calif. (May 2010).
        • Panelist, Association of American Law Schools Curriculum Committee, Washington, D.C. (April 2010).
        • Presenter, "AB 540 Student Teach In: Undocumented Students and their Struggle to Achieve Higher Education," Stanford University School of Education, Palo Alto, Calif. (April 2010).
        • Moderator, University of San Francisco Teach-In panel on the legal response to the January 2010 earthquake, (April 2010).
        • Presenter, Stanford University School of Education "AB 540 Student Teach-In: Undocumented Students and their Struggle to Achieve Higher Education," Palo Alto, Calif. (April 2010).
        • Presenter, "Immigration Policies and the Impact on Asian Immigrant/Refugee Communities," San Quentin State Prision, San Quentin, Calif. (August 2014).
        Testimony and Hearings
        • Hing, in capacity as chair of the San Francisco Immigrant Rights Commission, conducted a hearing on the potential impact of the closure of City College of San Francisco on immigrants in San Francisco.
        • Hing testified before the Public Safety Committee of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors on pending legislation before the Board pertaining to whether the City and County should honor detainer requests made by the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency.
        Written Testimony and Commentary
          Advisor or Consultant
          • Legal Advisor, ICE Proceedings (with Legal Services for Children) (2011)
          • Co-counsel in the case representing the State Bar of California recommending that the Court grant a license to practice law to an undocumented law graduate who passed the bar exam.
          Symposia Organization
            Professional Membership
            • Member, Immigration Project Working Group of the Administrative Conference of the United States
            • Member, National Advisory Committee of the Black Alliance for Just Immigration
            • Member, Association of American Law Schools Curriculum Committee
              Other Service
              • Press Conference with Rep. Nancy Pelosi on need for Immigration Reform (March 2014)
              • Teacher, "Comparative Immigration Law," Prague International Program, Charels University, Prague, Czech Republic (July 2013)
              • Member, Association of American Law Schools' Planning Committee for Workshop on Poverty Law, Immigrant Rights, and the Politics of Property
              • Participant, USF Faculty and Staff El Salvador Immersion Program (June 2012)
              • Appointee, San Francisco Immigrant Rights Commission by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors (April 2012)
              • Co-editor, ImmigrationProf Blog (2005 to present)