Last updated on: 12/7/2007 | Author: ProCon.org

C. N. Le, PhD Biography

Title:
Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Massachusetts
Position:
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Should the Government Allow Immigrants Who Are Here Illegally to Become US Citizens?"
Reasoning:

“I feel that illegal immigration is a structural problem and that in order to address these issues, Americans need to focus their attention and efforts at the institutional level, rather than demonizing and vilifying the illegal immigrants themselves… However, I support these crackdowns on gangs because when illegal immigrants become violent criminals, they give all immigrants, legal and illegal (as well as all people of color), a bad name and further antagonize Americans into fits of xenophobia and racial prejudice, which is then directed at law-abiding immigrants (legal and illegal) and people of color in general… For the greater good of all illegal immigrants in the U.S., I hope that the authorities succeed in cracking down on the small proportion of whom are violent criminals.”

“Raids on Illegal Immigrant Gangs,” Asian-Nation.org, Aug. 3, 2005

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:
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, University of Massachusetts, 2003 – present
  • Director, Asian & Asian American Studies Certificate Program, University of Massachusetts, 2004 – present
  • General Education Diversity Grant, Provost’s Office, University of
    Massachusetts, 2006 & 2007
  • Founder of Asian-Nation.org, a website on Asian American history, demographics, and current issues
  • Research Fellow and Grantee, Institute of Asian American Studies, University of Massachusetts Boston, 2004
  • Research Associate, Center for Technology in Government, Albany, 2000 – 2002
  • Director of Education, Asian & Pacific Islander Coalition on HIV/AIDS, Inc., New York, 1998 – 2000
  • Administrative Coordinator, National Asian Pacific American Bar Association, New York, 1998
  • Member, American Sociological Association
  • Member, Association for Asian American Studies
Education:
  • PhD, Philosophy, State University of New York at Albany, 2004
  • BA, Political Science and Sociology, University of California, Irvine, 1993
Other:
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