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Amy M. Traub, MA Biography

Director of Research at the Drum Major Institute for Public Policy
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Should the Government Allow Immigrants Who Are Here Illegally to Become US Citizens?"

“H.R. 4437 would harm the middle class because it aims to deport 12 million undocumented immigrants whose work and economic contributions the middle class relies on. It’s also worth mentioning the implausibility of identifying and deporting this many people. Setting aside the immigrant rights perspective entirely, that would be a very expensive proposition for middle-class taxpayers. The Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Justice just don’t have the resources to prosecute, incarcerate and deport that many people. This bill is not honest about the costs of undertaking such a large-scale effort.”

“Testimony Before The New York City Council Committees on Immigration and Civil Rights,” Drum Major Institute for Public Policy website, Mar. 29, 2006

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Director of Research, Drum Major Institute for Public Policy, 2005-present
  • Recipient, Cornerstone Award, Jewish Funds for Justice
  • Contributing writer, The Nation, Newsday, The Albany Times-Union, and The Star-Ledger
  • MA, Political Science, Columbia University
  • BA, Political Science, University of Chicago
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