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11/20: Transition Team Names Members Of Immigration Policy Working Group
Released 23 November 2008  By BNA DAILY REPORT FOR EXECUTIVES

Transition Team Names Members Of Immigration Policy Working Group

Thursday, November 20, 2008

T. Alexander Aleinikoff and Mariano-Florentino "Tino" Cuellar were named to the immigration "policy working group" to develop immigration policy proposals and plans for the new administration, President-elect Obama's transition team announced Nov. 19.

Aleinikoff is the dean of the Georgetown University Law Center and executive vice president of Georgetown University. Aleinikoff served as general counsel and executive associate commissioner for programs at the Immigration and Naturalization Service for several years during the Clinton Administration. Following his years in the Clinton administration, he was senior associate at the Migration Policy Institute, a Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit migration research organization.

Cuellar is a professor at Stanford Law School and served during the Clinton administration as senior advisor to the undersecretary for enforcement at the Department of Treasury. Cuellar has served on the boards of numerous organizations, including Asylum Access and the Stanford Center for International Security and Cooperation, and is an elected member of the American Law Institute.

Policy working groups were also formed to address the economy; education; energy and the environment; health care; national security; and technology, innovation, and government reform.

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