Professor in the Department of Political Science at Boston College
Con to the question "Should the Government Allow Immigrants Who Are Here Illegally to Become US Citizens?"
"[S]ome promote amnesty to the American public as the key to bringing order to our immigration policy. This is troublesome, because amnesty is a bad idea both as policy and as politics. Amnesty is being pushed by those who stand to benefit the most from it, chiefly immigrant advocates, unions and the administration of Mexican President Vicente Fox. Democratic leaders in Congress are also enthusiastic about some sort of legalization program. Yet to many illegal aliens, amnesty offers less than meets the eye. And to Americans anxious about the illegal influx into the country, it is more like a poke in the eye."
"Why Amnesty Is the Wrong Way to Go," The Washington Post, Aug. 12, 2001
Experts Immigration officials, people with post-graduate degrees in fields relevant to immigration issues, Members of Congress, or elected officials with significant involvement in, or related to, immigration issues. [Note: Experts definition varies by site.]
Involvement and Affiliations:
Professor, Department of Political Science, Boston College, 2003-present