THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT NAMES JOHN D. TRASVINA AS SPECIAL COUNSEL FOR IMMIGRATION-RELATED UNFAIR EMPLOYMENT PRACTICES AT THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE The President today announced his intention to nominate John D.
Trasvina to serve as Special Counsel for Immigration-Related Unfair Employment Practices at the Department of Justice.
John D. Trasvina, of San Francisco, California, has served as Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Legislative Affairs at the Department of Justice since 1993. He supervises a team of attorneys who represent the Department of Justice before Congress on immigration, civil rights, judicial and departmental nominations, prisons, and related legislative issues. From 1987 to 1993, Mr. Trasvina was General Counsel and Staff Director for the U.S. Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, where he advised Senator Paul Simon on judicial nominations and legislation on civil rights, immigration and oversight issues.
Mr. Trasvina received his Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, from Harvard University and earned his Juris Doctorate from Stanford Law School. He is a former Vice President of the Hispanic National Bar Association and was named to Hispanic Business Magazine's list of the 100 Most Influential Hispanics in America.
The Office of Special Counsel for Immigration-Related Unfair Employment Practices (OSC) was created by the Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA) of 1986. The OSC protects U.S. citizens and other individuals who have work authorization from national origin or citizenship status discrimination in hiring, firing, recruitment or referral for a fee, document abuse or retaliation for filing a claim. The OSC also appears before Administrative Law Judges who are specially trained to hear IRCA discrimination cases and conducts outreach and education programs.