Advisors and Consultants
Bill Ong Hing
Collaborative Advisor; ILRC Founder; USF Professor; Director of the Immigration and Deportation Defense Clinic
Bill Ong Hing is a Professor of Law and Migration Studies at the University of San Francisco, and Professor of Law and Asian American Studies Emeritus, at U.C. Davis.
He founded the Immigrant Legal Resource Center in San Francisco 1979 and directs the USF Immigration & Deportation Defense Clinic. Professor Hing teaches Immigration Law & Policy, Migration Studies, Rebellious Lawyering, and Evidence. He has been an immigration lawyer since 1974, and throughout his career, Professor Hing has pursued social justice by combining community work, litigation, and scholarship.
His books include Immigration Law and Social Justice (2018); Ethical Borders—NAFTA, Globalization and Mexican Migration (2010); Deporting Our Souls—Values, Morality, and Immigration Policy (2006), and Defining America Through Immigration Policy (2004). His newest book, American Presidents, Deportations, and Human Rights Violations, was published last year by Cambridge University. He was co-counsel in the Supreme Court asylum precedent-setting case INS v. Cardoza-Fonseca (1987) and also represented the State Bar of California in the Sergio Garcia case (2014) involving bar membership for an undocumented law graduate.