Pro to the question "Should the Government Allow Immigrants Who Are Here Illegally to Become US Citizens?"
“As our study demonstrates, legal status and a road map to citizenship for the unauthorized will bring about significant economic gains in terms of growth, earnings, tax revenues, and jobs—all of which will not occur in the absence of immigration reform or with reform that creates a permanent sub-citizen class of residents. We also show that the timing of reform matters: The sooner we provide legal status and citizenship, the greater the economic benefits are for the nation."
Cowritten with Patrick Oakford, “The Economic Effects of Granting Legal Status and Citizenship to Undocumented Immigrants,” Center for American Progress website, Mar. 20, 2013
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, Economics, Washington College, fall 1998-present
Research Associate, Economic Policy Institute, 2004-present
Professor, Department of Economics, State University of New York at Cortland, 1983-1998
Chair, Department of Economics, State University of New York at Cortland, 1991-1993
Professor, Huanghe University (China), 1985-1986
PhD, Economics, State University of New York at Stony Brook, 1984
MA, Economics, State University of New York at Stony Brook, 1981
BSFS (Bachelors of Science in Foreign Service), International and Developmental Economics, Georgetown University, 1979