WASHINGTON -- U.S. President Bill Clinton on Tuesday appointed former U.S. Representative Barbara Jordan to head a commission that will evaluate and make future recommendations on U.S. immigration policy.
Jordan, a Texas Democrat, will serve as chair of the nine-member U.S. Commission on Immigration Reform.
Jordan's commission will report back to the president with any recommendations by Sept. 30, 1994 and again by Sept. 30, 1997.
Clinton called Jordan 'one of the most well-respected people in America,' and said he chose her for the post because 'immigration is one of the most important and complex issues facing our country today.'
Jordan currently teaches at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas in Austin. She served on the House Judiciary and Government Operations committees during her tenure in Congress.