Immigration Policy Clinic

From the border wall, to worker visas, to healthcare for undocumented immigrants — immigration policy is at the forefront of U.S. political debate. USF’s Immigration Policy Clinic analyzes changes to immigration policy and prepares resources for people affected by it.

Under the direction of nationally recognized immigration experts, students tackle a variety of projects and develop critical skills, such as learning to work with clients suffering from PTSD. Students conduct Know Your Rights presentations for Bay Area residents, provide expertise to lawmakers developing immigration legislation, and represent “crim-imm” clients who need to obtain post-conviction relief after unknowingly pleading guilty years ago to an offense that rendered them deportable.

In partnership with the Catholic Legal Immigration Network, students also assist detainees in Pennsylvania and Georgia who represented themselves pro se before an immigration judge and now have an appeal to the Board of Immigration Appeals.

Faculty


Bill O Hing

Full-Time Faculty
(415) 422-4475

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 American Presidents, Deportation and Human Rights Violations (Cambridge Univ. Press 2019); Ethical Borders—NAFTA, Globalization, and Mexican Migration (Temple University Press, 2010), Deporting Our Souls–Morality, Values, and...

Education:

AB, UC Berkeley, JD, University of San Francisco

Expertise:

Asian American Legal History, Immigration Law and Policy, Migration Theory, Public Interest Lawyering, Race, Racism and U.S Law, Racial Justice, Affirmative Action and Diversity, Rules of Evidence, Modern Policing