About Our Guest

David Martin is one of the nation’s leading experts in immigration and international law. Martin joined the law faculty in 1980 after serving two years as special assistant to the assistant secretary for human rights and humanitarian affairs at the State Department. From 2009 to January 2011 he took leave from the Law School to serve as deputy general counsel for the Department of Homeland Security, and from 1995 to 1998 he served as general counsel of the Immigration and Naturalization Service.

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Program Transcript

Jan Paynter: Hello, Iím Jan Paynter and I would like to welcome you again to our program ďPolitics MattersĒ. We are now beginning a two part series on immigration, and our guest today is Professor David A. Martin, Warner-Booker Distinguished Professor of International Law at the University of Virginia. David Martin received a B.A. from DePauw University in 1970, a J.D. from Yale Law School in 1975. Dr. Martin became a member of the UVA Law faculty in 1980, having served two years as Special Assistant to the Assistant Secretary for Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs at the U.S. State Department. In 1995, having taken a leave of absence from the Law School, he served as General Counsel of the Immigration and Naturalization Service until 1998.

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