Bill Ong Hing

Professor Bill Ong Hing pursues social justice through a combination of community work, litigation, and scholarship. He is a professor of law and migration studies at the University of San Francisco and 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. 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. His newest book, “American Presidents, Deportations, and Human Rights Violations: From Carter to Trump,” came out in 2018.

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