Bill O Hing

Professor, and Dean's Circle Scholar

Full-Time Faculty

(415) 422-4475

Biography

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.

Education
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
Expertise
Asian Americans and the Law
Immigration Policy
Public Interest Lawyering
Race Relations
Awards & Distinctions

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)

Books
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
“The Pressure Is On--Criminal Defense Counsel Strategies After Padilla v. Kentucky,” 92 Denver University Law Review (2015). SSRN
“Ethics, Morality and Disruption of U.S. Immigration Laws,” 73 Kansas L. rev. 981 (2015).
“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).
“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
“African Migration to the United States: Assigned to the Back of the Bus” in The Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965: Legislating a New America , 60-115 (New York: Cambridge University Press , 2016) Read more
“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
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals and the Asian Community”, KPFA 94.1 (Apex-Express) (January, 2016)
What Is Comprehensive Immigration Reform?”, The Huffington Post (November 2012)
Wade Michael Page: A Reflection of De-Americanization”, The Huffington Post (August 2012)
Obama's Hypocrisy on Arizona's SB 1070”, The Huffington Post (June 2012)
Honor Trayvon Martin's Death: Declare War on Racism ”, The Huffington Post (April 2012)
Like It or Not, Arizona's SB 1070 Is About Racial Profiling”, The Huffington Post (April 2012)
Resisting Alabama Through Community Policing for Better Public Safety”, The Huffington Post (March 2012)
Lessons to Remember From Japanese Internment”, The Huffington Post (February 2012)
Prop. 8 Case and the Message for Immigration Reform”, The Huffington Post (February 2012)
'Ching Chong, Chinaman': The De-Americanization of Asian Americans”, The Huffington Post (January 2012)
Free Trade Agreements Mean Job Losses in the Other Country as Well”, The Huffington Post (October 2011)
Give Criminal Aliens a Second Chance”, The Huffington Post (October 2011)
Vigilante Racism and the De-Americanization of Muslim Americans”, The Huffington Post (September 2011)
One Hand Clapping for Latest Obama Deportation Reforms”, The Huffington Post (August 2011)
Control the Border: Invest in Mexico”, The Huffington Post (July 2011)
Did Arizona Really Win at the Supreme Court?”, The Huffington Post (June 2011)
Remarkable or Not, All Dreamers Deserve a Chance”, The Huffington Post (June 2011)
Bin Laden Was a Pretext for Anti-Immigrant Policies”, The Huffington Post (May 2011)
Disrespecting Undocumented Immigrants”, The Huffington Post (May 2011)
Kill the Death Penalty”, The Huffington Post (May 2011)
Don't Deport Immigrants With Mental Disabilities”, The Huffington Post (April 2011)
Infusing the Deportation System With Restorative Justice”, The Huffington Post (April 2011)
Undocument Immigrants: Give Them a Parade, Not SB 1070”, The Huffington Post (April 2011)
Will Another Dream Fade? Obama Should Endorse Same-Sex Marriages for Immigration Purposes”, The Huffington Post (March 2011)
Mexico's Economy is the Problem that Anti-Immigration Laws Won't Solve”, The Huffington Post (February 2011)
Solve Undocumented Immigration—Bail Out Mexico”, North Philly Notes (Temple University Press blog) (April 2010)
No Place for Angel, A Woman`s Experience on the Island”, Asian Week (1979)
Presentations
Presenter, “Need for a Humanitarian Response to Central American Women and Children Refugees,” USF Politics Department Speakers Forum, University of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA (October, 2015)
Presenter, “From Ferguson to Palestine: Disrupting Race-Based Policing,” 12th Annual Wiley A. Branton - Howard Law Journal Symposium, “Reforming the Criminal Justice System,” Howard University, Washington, D.C. (October, 2015)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
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)
Presenter, “What the Presidential Election Means for Immigrant Communities,” Services Immigrant Rights and Education Network Panel, San Jose, Calif. (October 2012)
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)
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, “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)
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)
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)
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, “AB 540 Student Teach In: Undocumented Students and their Struggle to Achieve Higher Education,” Stanford University School of 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)
Media
"Bill Clinton On Fundraising Trail For Wife's Campaign", Us News, 11/26/2015
"USC Dornsife and LA Times Poll on Immigrant Health in California", KCBS, 09/18/2015
"California voters sharply disagree on low-cost healthcare for immigrants", Los Angeles Times, 09/15/2015
"'Birth Tourism' Booming In Bay Area Despite Fed Crackdown", CBS SF Bay Area, 09/25/2015
"Sanctuary Cities: How Kathryn Steinle's Death Intensified the Immigration Debate", Los Angeles Times, 07/24/2015
"San Francisco Sheriff's Deputies Union Sues Department Over Sanctuary Policy", The Guardian, GOP USA, 07/19/2015
"San Francisco Immigrants Mourn and Organize", CounterPunch, 07/16/2015
"Hot-button Sanctuary Law Unlikely To Be Overhauled", San Francisco Chronicle, 07/15/2015
"San Francisco: Activists Rally For Immigrant Rights Following National Anti-Immigration Sentiments", San Jose Mercury News, 07/15/2015
"S.F. Immigrant Advocates Call For 'Sober' Dialogue In Wake Of Killing", Los Angeles Times, 07/14/2015
"Sheriff In San Francisco Faults Federal Authorities After Killing", The New York Times, 07/10/2015
"Fox News Falsely Claims "Sanctuary Cities" Violate Federal Immigration Law", Media Matters for America, 07/07/2015
"Law Schools: Give Migrant Children Legal Representation", The National Law Journal, 06/16/2015
"Immigrant Lawyer Gets His Green Card", Daily Democrat, 06/04/2015
"Federal Appeals Court Rules for Mexican on Torture Claim", San Francisco Chronicle and Associated Press, 03/27/2015
Broadcast on Obama's Executive Action Regarding Undocumented Students and Parents of U.S. Citizens, American Latino Radio, 03/04/2015
"Agents Target Baby Birth Scheme", Charleston Daily Mail, 03/04/2015
"Feds Raid California Homes Used in Alleged 'Birth Tourism' Rings", Al Jazeera America News , 03/03/2015
"Agents Target Industry Helping Chinese Women Have U.S. Babies", AP Online, 03/03/2015
"Skid Row Police Shooting: I.C.E. Detained, Released Suspect After he Served Prison Time", 89.3 KPCC, 03/03/2015
"Federal Raid May Deter Chinese ‘Maternity Tourism’ Operations", San Bernardino County Sun, 03/03/2015
"Federal Raid May Deter Chinese ‘Maternity Tourism’ Operations", Los Angeles Daily News, 03/03/2015
"'Birth Tourism' Rings Across Southern California Raided by Federal Agents", The Guardian, 03/03/2015
"A Right to Know the Basis for Visa Denial", Daily Journal, 02/23/2015
"Will There be Legal Challenges to Obama’s Immigration Plan?", MSNBC, 11/21/2014
"Pres. Obama’s Executive Order On Immigration Will Impact Bay Area’s Diverse Population", CBS San Francisco, 11/20/2014
Pres. Obama’s Executive Order On Immigration Will Impact Bay Area’s Diverse Population (Audio), KCBS Radio, 11/20/2014
"Anticipated Immigration Action Welcome, But Far From Perfect", NBC News, 11/19/2014
"Obama Poised to Issue Immigration Reprieve for Millions", San Francisco Chronicle, 11/19/2014
"16 Reasons Why Opening Our Borders Makes More Sense Than Militarizing Them", The Huffington Post, 09/02/2014
NYC ID Law Sends Message to Washington: Immigration is Good, Voice of Russia US, 06/27/2014
"SF schools part of new study highlighting challenges facing California immigrant students", San Francisco Examiner, 06/18/2014
"Youth seeks asylum after school fight leads to deportation", Houston Chronicle, 06/02/2014
"Women From China, Taiwan Pay $30,000 To Give Birth In Bay Area, Get U.S. Citizenship For Child", CBS-San Francisco Bay Area, 05/09/2014
"Feds Quietly Toughen Standards for Immigrant Asylum Seekers", McClatchy DC, 04/18/2014
"Los Angeles Times Skips the I-Word As California Grants Law License to Illegal Alien", NewsBusters , 01/04/2014
"Court grants law license to man in U.S. illegally", San Francisco Chronicle, Sacramento Bee, Kansas City Star, Associated Press, and others, 01/03/2014
"Illegal immigrant granted license to practice law", Daily Post , 01/03/2014
"Mexican immigrant gets law licence", Gulf News, 01/03/2014
"Mexican immigrant can practice law, California court rules", Los Angeles Times, 01/02/2014
"US seeing surge in Central American asylum seekers", The Voice of Russia: America Edition, 12/17/2013
"U.S. seeing a surge in Central American asylum seekers", Los Angeles Times, 12/15/2013
"How to Defy Federal Immigration Authorities and Win", ABC 7 News, 10/08/2013
Broadcast on Immigration Sentiment and Governor Brown, KCBS Radio, 09/26/2013
"State Border Bill in Limbo", Los Angeles Times, 09/17/2013
Interview Discussing Undocumented Law Graduate, KGO News/Information, 09/12/2013
"Focus shifts to Obama if Congress Axes Immigration Bill", Reuters, 08/03/2013
"Expert: GOP House Resistance Not Strong Enough to Kill Immigration Bill", Afternoon Show: Voice of Russia American Edition, 06/28/2013
"Ruling Puts Same-Sex Spouse’s Deportation Hearing On Hold", The Wall Street Journal Law Blog, 06/26/2013
Broadcast on Senate to begin debate on immigration reform overhaul, KCBS Radio, 06/09/2013
"Immigrant Families Disappointed by Feinstein's Vote", ABC 7 News, 05/22/2013
Broadcast on tech companies' push to amend immigration bill, KCBS Radio, 05/20/2013
"Immigration Reform Too Late to Fix One Big Problem, Studies Say", The Christian Science Monitor, 05/10/2013
"Employment Lawyers Eye Immigration Bill", Daily Journal, 05/06/2013
"Experts Analyze Summary of Senate Immigration Bill", Los Angeles Times, 04/16/2013
"Senate Immigration Bill Could Reshape California", San Jose Mercury News, 04/16/2013
Broadcast on immigration issues, KCBS Radio, 01/02/2013
"What is Comprehensive Immigration Reform?" , The Huffington Post, 11/15/2012
Broadcast featuring Asian American panel debate on U.S. presidential election, NTDTV (New Tang Dynasty Television), 10/26/2012
"Yoo says Obama — not Bush — Exceeded Constitutional Powers", Politics Blog (San Francisco Chronicle), 10/25/2012
"Should You Get Deported for Carrying Three Joints?", ABC/Univision, 10/10/2012
"Report's Effectiveness can be Relevant", Daily Journal, 10/01/2012
"Law Professors Urge Brown to Sign Immigration Bill", Daily Journal, 09/18/2012
"Legislation Would Help Protect Vulnerable Immigrants", San Francisco Examiner, 09/02/2012
"Immigrant Driver License Bill Goes to Gov. Brown", San Jose Mercury News, The Oakland Tribune, etc., 08/31/2012
"Deferred Action Gives Hope to Asian Immigrants", Voice of America, 08/31/2012
"Lawyers Anxiously Await New U.S. Undocumented Immigrant Policy", Daily Journal, 08/23/2012
Hitting the Road: Legal Status Can Bring Driver's Licenses for Immigrants, KQED News, 08/17/2012
"Wade Michael Page: A Reflection of De-Americanization", The Huffington Post, 08/10/2012
"Has Barack Obama Deported More People Than Any Other President in U.S. History?", PolitiFact.com (Tampa Bay Times blog), 08/07/2012
"Obama's Hypocrisy on Arizona's SB 1070", The Huffington Post, 06/29/2012
"Ruling Won't Affect California's Pro-immigrant Laws", Daily Journal, 06/26/2012
Broadcast on Arizona's ruling on immigration law SB 1070, The Kathleen Dunn Show (Wisconsin Public Radio), 06/26/2012
"Arizona’s Controversial Anti-immigration Law Partially Struck Down", Atlanta Black Star, 06/25/2012
"Supreme Court Strikes Down Part of Arizona Law", CBS News, 06/25/2012
"Arizona Immigration Ruling Sends Mixed Signals to Other States and Police", Contra Costa Times, 06/25/2012
"Immigration Program Yields Few Case Dismissals", Daily Journal, 06/25/2012
"Supreme Court Strikes Down 3 Parts of Ariz. Immigration Law", KENS 5 San Antonio, 06/25/2012
"Arizona Immigration Law Ruling Reactions", KTSF Channel 26, 06/25/2012
"Californians Express Mixed Reaction to Arizona Immigration Law Ruling", NBC Southern California, 06/25/2012
"Supreme Court Immigration Ruling Likely to Echo Through Presidential Election", San Jose Mercury News, 06/25/2012
"Arizona's Immigration Ruling Sends Mixed Signals to Other States", San Jose Mercury News, 06/25/2012
"Undocumented Immigrant Fights for Bar Admission", Daily Journal, 06/19/2012
"State Justices Wade into Questions about Undocumented Immigrant's Effort to be Admitted to the Bar", Daily Journal, 05/18/2012
"Like It or Not, Arizona's SB 1070 Is About Racial Profiling", The Huffington Post, 04/27/2012
Broadcast on Supreme Court's review of Arizona's SB 1070, KCBS Radio, 04/25/2012
"Fewer Than 3,000 Immigration Cases Closed Under New Obama Policy", KPBS Public Broadcasting, 04/24/2012
"Honor Trayvon Martin's Death: Declare War on Racism", The Huffington Post, 04/02/2012
"Closer Look: SF Massacre Prompts Review of Vietnamese Immigration Policies", CBS 5, 03/30/2012
Broadcast on deportation issues for immigrants convicted of crimes, CBS 5 Eyewitness News, 03/27/2012
Broadcast on Vietnam's refusal to accept immigrant criminal, KCBS Radio, 03/27/2012
Broadcast on immigration issues surrounding murder suspect, KCBS Radio, 03/27/2012
Broadcast on murder suspect who avoided deportation after previous run-in with law, KGO Morning News, 03/27/2012
Broadcast on deportation proceedings of immigrant criminals, KGO Morning News, 03/27/2012
"How Alleged SF Murderer Avoided Deportation", KQED News, 03/27/2012
Broadcast on murder suspect not deported for past crime, KRON 4 Early News, 03/27/2012
"San Francisco Slayings Suspect Avoided Deportation, Victims Identified", CBS 5 Eyewitness News, 03/26/2012
Broadcast on immigrant criminals' deportation, John Kessler, KGO Radio, 03/26/2012
Broadcast on failed attempt to deport criminal immigrant, Peter Finch With Nikki Medoro, KGO Radio, 03/26/2012
"Resisting Alabama Through Community Policing for Better Public Safety", The Huffington Post, 03/12/2012
"Lessons to Remember From Japanese Internment", The Huffington Post, 02/21/2012
"Prop 8 Case and the Message for Immigration Reform", The Huffington Post, 02/10/2012
"'Ching Chong, Chinaman': The De-Americanization of Asian Americans", The Huffington Post, 01/12/2012
"High Court Review of Immigrant Law Could Shed Light on State Rights", Daily Journal, 12/12/2011
"Free Trade Agreements Mean Job Losses in the Other Country as Well", The Huffington Post, 10/17/2011
"Give Criminal Aliens a Second Chance", The Huffington Post, 10/03/2011
"Even in Tragedy, We’re a Nation of Immigrants", 89.3 KPCC Southern California Public Radio, 09/19/2011
"Vigilante Racism and the De-Americanization of Muslim Americans", The Huffington Post, 09/06/2011
"One Hand Clapping for Latest Obama Deportation Reforms", The Huffington Post, 08/23/2011
Radio broadcast on reserve immigration trend, KCBS Radio, 07/29/2011
"Control the Border: Invest in Mexico", The Huffington Post, 07/12/2011
"Remarkable or Not, All Dreamers Deserve a Chance", The Huffington Post, 06/24/2011
"Administration's Acknowledgement of Severe Flaws in S-Comm Highlights Need for Moratorium and TRUST Act", San Francisco Sentinel, 06/17/2011
"Did Arizona Really Win at the Supreme Court?", The Huffington Post, 06/02/2011
"Will California Opt Out of Secure Communities, and Can It?", 89.3 KPCC Southern California Public Radio, 05/26/2011
"Legally Easy Episode 25: Let’s Talk Immigration", The RocketLawyer Podcast, 05/23/2011
"Kill the Death Penalty", The Huffington Post, 05/16/2011
"Disrespecting Undocumented Immigrants", The Huffington Post, 05/12/2011
"Legal Scholars Weigh in on Secure Communities", San Francisco Bay Guardian, 05/10/2011
"Campos Urges Lee to Implement Entire Due Process Law", San Francisco Bay Guardian, 05/10/2011
"Nannies and Housekeepers: A Common Part of Los Altos Life Rarely Addressed in Immigration Debate", Los Altos Patch, 05/05/2011
"Bin Laden Was a Pretext for Anti-Immigrant Policies", The Huffington Post, 05/03/2011
"Don't Deport Immigrants With Mental Disabilities", The Huffington Post, 04/28/2011
Radio broadcast on ruling that halts implementation of Arizona's SB 1070, Michael Eric Dyson Show, 04/18/2011
"Undocumented Immigrants: Give Them a Parade, Not SB 1070", The Huffington Post, 04/14/2011
Radio broadcast on Ninth Circuit decision on Arizona's SB 1070, KCBS Radio, 04/11/2011
"Infusing the Deportation System With Restorative Justice", The Huffington Post, 04/07/2011
"Will Another Dream Fade? Obama Should Endorse Same-Sex Marriages for Immigration Purposes", The Huffington Post, 03/09/2011
"Mexico's Economy is the Problem that Anti-Immigration Laws Won't Solve", The Huffington Post, 02/28/2011
"Illegal Immigration", You Are Here (WERS radio), 02/27/2011
"Tools for Effective Immigration Reform", Daily Journal, 02/15/2011
Broadcast on communications privacy (also featuring Electronic Frontier Foundation), Forthright Radio (KZYX), 02/16/2011
"Hostile State Battles Now Define Immigration", ColorLines, 01/06/2011
"Former Whitman Housekeeper's Wage Claim Before Panel Today", The Sacramento Bee, The Fresno Bee, 11/17/2010
"Experts: Whitman's Ex-Housekeeper Unlikely to be Deported Anytime Soon", The Sacramento Bee, 10/02/2010
"'Justice Bus' Offers Free Legal Assistance" , Daily Democrat, 10/02/2010
"Whitman Scandal Highlights Vulnerability of Domestic Workers", KCBS Radio, 10/01/2010
"Housekeeper Safe From Deportation for Now, Immigrtion Experts Say", Lexington Herald-Leader, 10/01/2010
"Author Dispels Ideas", Vida en la Valle, 09/22/2010
"Undocumented Students Rally at Feinstein's Office", San Francisco Examiner, 09/21/2010
"Tough Questions Tackled at Immigration Chat", The Record (Stockton), 09/16/2010
"14th Amendment Faces Challenge from Immigration Hardliners", The Arizona Republic, 09/12/2010
"Court Gives Prosecutors Leeway in Seeking Cell Data", Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 09/09/2010
"Thomas Elias: More Fiction than Fact About 'Anchor Babies' Born in U.S.", The Salinas Californian, 08/30/2010
"Editorial: Leave the 14th Amendment Alone", Times-News, 08/15/2010
"Republicans Stoke Immigration Fears With Talk of 'Anchor Babies'", The Globe and Mail, 08/11/2010
"14th Amendment: Why Birthright Citizenship 'Can't Be Undone'", The Christian Science Monitor, 08/10/2010
"GOP Push to Revise 14th Amendment Not Gaining Steam", Washington Post, 08/09/2010
Broadcast on undocumented migration and Arizona law, CBS 5 Eyewitness News at 7:30 a.m., 08/01/2010
Broadcast on Arizona immigration law, KCBS Radio, 07/30/2010
"Arizona Governor at White House", KCBS Radio, 06/03/2010
Special broadcast on immigration, Uprising on KPFA/KPFK, 05/25/2010
"Tarea Dificil Modificar la Enmienda 14", Univision, 05/08/2010
"Challenging Immigration Reform", KCBS Radio, 05/01/2010
"Arizona Illegal Immigrant Law Spurs May Day Protests", San Jose Mercury-News, Contra Costa Times, 04/28/2010
"Crackdown on Industry Helping Chinese Women Have U.S. Babies", San Francisco Chronicle, 03/30/2010
Service
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. (2013)
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. (2013)
Legal Advisor, ICE Proceedings (with Legal Services for Children) (2011) (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. (2013)
Member, Immigration Project Working Group of the Administrative Conference of the United States (2011)
Member, National Advisory Committee of the Black Alliance for Just Immigration (2011)
Member, Association of American Law Schools Curriculum Committee (2010)
Press Conference with Rep. Nancy Pelosi on need for Immigration Reform (March 2014) (2014)
Teacher, "Comparative Immigration Law," Prague International Program, Charels University, Prague, Czech Republic (July 2013)
(2013)
Member, Association of American Law Schools' Planning Committee for Workshop on Poverty Law, Immigrant Rights, and the Politics of Property (2012)
Participant, USF Faculty and Staff El Salvador Immersion Program (June 2012) (2012)
Appointee, San Francisco Immigrant Rights Commission by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors (April 2012) (2012)
Co-editor, ImmigrationProf Blog (2005 to present) (2005)