Collection Summary

Creator: Martin, David A.
Title: Addendum to the Papers of David A. Martin [a]
Accession: MSS 98-1a
Parent Collection: Addendum to the Papers of David A. Martin [b]
Description: 9 boxes
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Collection Description & Arrangement

This small collection reflects, almost entirely, Martin’s work with the Immigration and Naturalization Service with the development of new asylum reforms during the Clinton administration. There are numerous proposals, reports, drafts, research studies, correspondence, notes, memos and other important documents. Martin believed that with “…a well-designed system capable of resolving cases on the merits within six months, there would be less of a felt need to turn to devices that keep people away from our shore….” (National Journal, 8/7/93, p. 1979) and that the U. S. asylum system could be controlled. The Administrative Conference of the United States (ACUS) Migrant Project papers consist of proposals, reports, research materials, and Martin’s personal notes on migrants health, education, job training, etc. There are also some Farmworkers Conference, Council on Foreign Relations and International Law Association Refugee Committee documents.

Biographical & Historical Information

David A. Martin, Henry L. & Grace Doherty Charitable Foundation Professor of Law, was born in 1948. He received his B.A. from DePauw University in 1970 and his J.D. from Yale University in 1975. He clerked for Judge J. Skelly Wright, at U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia from 1975-1976, and the next year for Justice Lewis F. Powell, Jr. at the U.S. Supreme Court. From 1977-1978 he worked as an associate with Rogovin, Stern & Huge in District of Columbia. He left the firm to become Assistant Secretary for Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs at the Department of State from 1978-1980. Later in 1980 he came to the University of Virginia Law School as an assistant professor, and was promoted to associate professor in 1985.

In 1984-1985 he was a German Marshall Fund and Ford Foundation Research Fellow in Geneva, Switzerland. In 1995 Martin took a leave of absence from the Law School to work as General Counsel of the Immigration and Naturalization Service in Washington, until December 1997 when he returned to Charlottesville. Martin teaches courses in Constitutional Law, Immigration Law, International Law.

Acquisition Information

Date Received 2001
Donor Information This small collection of working papers (9 boxes) was donated to Special Collections by Professor Martin in March of 2001.

Content List

Box 1:                 

  • 1993; Asylum.  Budget and Statistics
  • 1993, Aug.; Asylum: Comprehensive Reform. Discussion memos-successive drafts.
  • 1993, Sep. 30; Asylum: Comprehensive Asylum Reform Proposal.
  • 1993; Asylum Counsel Issues. [Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project]
  • 1993-1994; Asylum: Deportation and Removal Task Force
  • 1993; Asylum Legislation [2 folders]

Boxes 2-3:          

  • 1993-1994; Asylum: Martin’s Personal Notes re Asylum Reform
  • 1990-1994; Asylum Miscellaneous Papers: studies, drafts, reports, memos, correspondence notes, newspaper clippings [6 folders]
  • 1993; Asylum [President Clinton Immigration Initiatives] Package
  • 1993; Asylum. Principles of Possible Asylum Reform

Box 4:                 

  • 1993; Asylum Regulations
  • 1993; Asylum - State Department Open Forum
  • 1993; Asylum Project: Gregg A. Beers’s Papers - Background
  • 1993; Asylum Project: State Department.  Office of Asylum Affairs
  • 1993; Asylum Reform: Media Stories and Mail Campaign (Fair). [Newspaper clippings]
  • 1993; Asylum Reform: Presentation
  • 1993; Asylum Reform: Recommendations, Memoranda and Commentaries
  • 1993; Asylum Reform: Seminar and Later Meetings
  • 1993; Asylum Reform Project: David Martin’s Key Documents (including unused decision memo)
  • 1993; Asylum Reform Project: David Martin’s Personal Notes
  • 1993; INS - JMD [Justice Management Decision] Report: Management Review of Affirmative Asylum Processing
  • 1993; INS - Inter Agency Seminar on Asylum Reform and Departmental Meetings
  • [ca. 1993]; INS - The Asylum Backlog: Options for Resolution

Box 5:                 

  • 1994, Aug.; INS: Regulation on Asylum Reform Final Draft [2 folders]
  • 1992-1993; IOM [International Organization for Migration]: Policies, Voluntary Return, Migration Rules
  • 1992; UNHCDR - CDR [United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees]: Database
  • 1993; UNHCDR Info
  • 1989-1992; ACUS [Administrative Conference of the United States] Farmworkers Conference
  • 1978-1983; Council on Foreign Relations. Nomination of David A. Martin, Correspondence

Box 6:                 

  • 1993-1994; ILA [International Law Association] Refugee Committee: Reports and Documents
  • 1992-1995; ILA Committee on Refugee Procedures: Correspondence and Reports
  • 1993; ILA Committee on Refugee Procedures: Meeting at University of Konstanz, Germany
  • 1992-1994; ILA Committee on Refugee Procedures: Minutes of Meetings
  • 1991, April 29; National Commission of Migrant Education Testimonies

Box 7:

  • 1991; ACUS [Administrative Conference of the United States] Migrant Project, California Trip. Miscellaneous Documents and Martin’s Personal Notes
  • 1990-1991; ACUS Migrant Project – Coordinating Entity. [Buffalo Commission Hearings]. Working Papers and Martin’s Personal Notes
  • 1990-1994; ACUS Migrant Project – Coordinating Entity. [Correspondence and research materials].
  • 1991; ACUS Migrant Project – D.C. Notes. [Study on Regulatory Barriers to Coordinating Programs that Provide Benefits to Migrant Workers]
  • 1991; ACUS Migrant Project – Del Marva Trip and Albemarle. Memoranda, Martin’s Personal Notes
  • 1991; ACUS Migrant Project – Florida. Miscellaneous Papers and newspaper clippings
  • 1984-1991; ACUS Migrant Project General. Standards, Reports, Articles, Testimonies, Newsletters [2 folders]

Box 8:

  • 1990; ACUS Migrant Project – Indiana. Migrant Farmworkers. Report, Miscellaneous Documents and Martin’s Personal Notes
  • 1974-1991; ACUS Migrant Project – Job Training Partnership Act (Farmworkers Programs)
  • 1990-1994; ACUS Migrant Project – Key Documents and Correspondence
  • 1991; ACUS Migrant Project – Migrant Education. Reports, Newsletter and Notes

Box 9:

  • 1970-1991; ACUS Migrant Project – Migrant Head Start
  • 1991; ACUS Migrant Project – Migrant Health Miscellaneous Notes
  • 1991, 1994; ACUS Migrant Project Miscellaneous Notes
  • 1994; Virginia Migrant and Seasonal Farmworkers Board. Memoranda and Farmworkers Legal Services Booklet   

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