Last updated on: 1/9/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

B. Lindsay Lowell, PhD Biography

Title:
Director of Policy Studies of Institute for the Study of International Migration at Georgetown University
Position:
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Should the Government Allow Immigrants Who Are Here Illegally to Become US Citizens?"
Reasoning:

“Different groups are equally committed to ensuring that unauthorized migrants, on the one hand, are kept out of the country and do not receive amnesty if they have entered illegally, or on the other that these workers gain access to legal employment opportunities and, eventually, citizenship. The resolution of these differences will require willingness to compromise on legislation that can successfully control the employment magnet with workable verification systems and meaningful enforcement, while addressing the existing illegally-resident population and the admission of future workers. Comprehensive reform, incrementally achieved, may be the best hope for balancing these various interests and needs.”

“Worksite Solutions to Unauthorized Migration,” Institute for the Study of International Migration, Oct. 2007

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
    Experts
Individuals with advanced degrees in fields relevant to immigration. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to immigration.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Director of Policy Studies, Institute for the Study of International Migration, Georgetown University
  • Director of Policy Research, U.S. Commission on Immigration Reform (created by the Immigration Act of 1990; dissolved in Dec. 31, 1997)
  • Assistant National Coordinator, U.S. Mexico Binational Study on Migration, U.S. Department of Labor
  • Analyst, Labor Market Policies, U.S. Department of Labor
Education:
  • PhD, Brown University
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Should Employers Who Unknowingly Hire Undocumented Immigrants Receive Lighter Penalties?
  2. Does Illegal Immigration Disadvantage American Workers?
  3. Is Illegal Immigration an Economic Burden to America?