Last updated on: 8/20/2009 | Author: ProCon.org

Benjamin M. Ziegler, PhD Biography

Title:
Former Professor at Amherst College
Position:
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Should the Government Allow Immigrants Who Are Here Illegally to Become US Citizens?"
Reasoning:

“The immigration problem is obviously far too large to be handled exclusively or conclusively by the individual action of individual states. Even the United States cannot deal with this problem by itself…

The final word on this pressing question has not yet been written. Congress, and in final analysis the citizens of this country, must decide whether the foreigner who seeks to come to our shores shall be faced with a wall or a door, and if a door, how generously it shall be opened.”

Introduction, Immigration, an American Dilemma, 1953

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
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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:
  • Former Professor, Amherst College
  • Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters, University of New England, 1978
Education:
  • PhD, school unknown
Other:
  • None found