Immigration and Citizenship Law Expert Hiroshi Motomura to Speak At Stonehill

September 30, 2013


Hiroshi Motomura

The Martin Institute at Stonehill College will welcome immigration and citizenship law scholar Hiroshi Motomura on Thursday, October 3 for a talk titled What’s at Stake in Comprehensive Immigration Reform? Legalization or Amnesty, and a Path to Citizenship.  Motomura’s presentation, which is free and open to the public, will begin at 4 p.m.

Motomura is currently the Susan Westerberg Prager Professor of Law at the UCLA School of Law in Los Angeles, Calif. His book, Americans in Waiting: The Lost Story of Immigration and Citizenship in the United States (Oxford, 2006), won the Professional and Scholarly Publishing Award from the Association of American Publishers as the year’s best book in Law and Legal Studies, and was chosen by the U.S. Department of State for its Suggested Reading List for Foreign Service Officers.

In the fall of 2008, Motomura was an outside advisor to the Obama-Biden Transition Team's Working Group on Immigration Policy. He has testified as an immigration expert before the U.S. Congress, has served as co-counsel or a volunteer consultant in several cases before the U.S. Supreme Court and the federal appeals courts, and has been a member of the American Bar Association’s Commission on Immigration. 

One of the co-founders and current directors of the Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network (RMIAN), Motomura also serves on the Board of Directors of the National Immigration Law Center.

In addition to his book Americans In Waiting, he is the co-author of two immigration-related casebooks: Immigration and Citizenship: Process and Policy (7th ed. West, 2012), and Forced Migration: Law and Policy (2d ed. West, 2013). A companion volume, Immigration Outside the Law, will be published next year.