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Clinical Professor of Law, Yale Law School
Michael Wishnie is a Clinical Professor of Law at Yale Law School. He was Professor of Clinical Law and Co-Director of the Arthur Garfield Hays Civil Liberties Program at New York University School of Law. He has served as a Skadden Fellow, representing New York City garment, construction, restaurant, and domestic workers and taxi drivers in their efforts to vindicate basic labor and employment rights.
Previously, Professor Wishnie worked as a staff attorney at the Brooklyn Neighborhood Office of The Legal Aid Society, and as a law clerk to Judge H. Lee Sarokin, Justice Harry A. Blackmun, and Justice Stephen G. Breyer.
Before earning his JD from Yale Law School in 1993, Professor Wishnie spent two years teaching in the People’s Republic of China.
This report argues that U.S. Customs and Immigration Enforcement’s National Fugitive Operations Program is not operating in accordance with its legislative purpose of improving national security by apprehending dangerous individuals with existing removal orders.
Since the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, the United States Department of Justice has sought to engage local police in the systematic enforcement of routine civil immigration violations, marking a sea change in immigration and local law enforcement practices. This report provides the first public glimpse of how the new NCIC policy has affected on‐the‐ ground policing strategies across the country and which immigrant groups have been most heavily impacted.