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Obama Team Names Policy Group Leaders

Publication Date: 
November 19, 2008
Yahoo! News
Carrie Budoff Brown

Yahoo News reports that Professor Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar has been named a team policy group leader on immigration for the Obama-Biden transition team:

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the Obama-Biden Transition Team announced leaders for a series of Policy Working Groups for the Presidential Transition.

The focus of the Policy Working Groups will be to develop the priority policy proposals and plans from the Obama Campaign for action during the Obama-Biden Administration. The Policy Working Groups will focus on the following areas: Economy, Education, Energy and Environment, Health Care, Immigration, National Security, and Technology, Innovation and Government Reform.

The list of Policy Working Group Leaders and their biographies are below:


Immigration: T. Alexander Aleinikoff, Mariano-Florentino (Tino) Cuéllar


Mariano-Florentino (Tino) Cuéllar

Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar is Professor and Deane F. Johnson Faculty Scholar at Stanford Law School. His work focuses on how organizations manage complex regulatory, migration, international security, and criminal justice problems. During the Clinton Administration he served at Treasury as Senior Advisor to the Under Secretary for Enforcement, where he worked on countering domestic and international financial crime, improving border coordination, and enhancing anti-corruption measures. He has served on the boards of numerous organizations, including Asylum Access and the Stanford Center for International Security and Cooperation. He has testified before Congress on immigration policy and separation of powers, and was appointed to the Silicon Valley Blue Ribbon Task Force on Aviation Security. He holds a J.D. from Yale Law School and a Ph.D. in Political Science from Stanford. He is an elected member of the American Law Institute.