THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES SHIRLEY M. HUFSTEDLER CHAIR OF THE COMMISSION ON IMMIGRATION REFORM
The President announced today his appointment of Shirley M. Hufstedler as Chair of the Commission on Immigration Reform.
Shirley M. Hufstedler, of Los Angeles, California, is Senior of Counsel and litigator in the law firm of Morrison & Foerster. She served as a U.S. Circuit Court Judge from 1968 to 1979 and as Secretary of Education during the Carter Administration. Ms. Hufstedler received her B.A. from the University of New Mexico in 1945, and her LL.B from Stanford University.
The Commission on Immigration Reform was created by the Immigration Act of 1990 to review and evaluate the impact of immigration on domestic affairs and foreign policy. Congress mandated the Commission to consider the effects of immigration policy on family reunification, the economy, and social, demographic and environmental conditions.