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

David L. Wilson Biography

Title:
Co-editor of the Weekly News Update on the Americas
Position:
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Should the Government Allow Immigrants Who Are Here Illegally to Become US Citizens?"
Reasoning:

“The debate over immigration ‘reform’ in the United States has included a lot of talk about expanding temporary worker or ‘guest worker’ programs. These programs allow people to come here for temporary or seasonal jobs, and require them to go home when the job is done.

Temporary worker programs do nothing to resolve the status of millions of immigrants who have already established their lives here and want to stay. Such programs also create a sub-class of workers who are effectively unable to defend their rights. Some critics compare these programs to a modern form of slavery, because workers are generally not allowed to change jobs, and have no real way to fight back when they are cheated out of promised wages and faced with substandard living and working conditions.”

Cowritten with Jane Guskin, The Politics of Immigration: Questions and Answers, 2007

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
  Organizations/VIPs/Others
Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Co-editor, Weekly News Update on the Americas, 1990-present
  • Member, NY Nicaragua Network
  • Contributor, Monthly Review, Extra!, and El Diario-La Prensa
  • Blogger, www.thepoliticsofimmigration.org
  • Co-founder, Coalition for the Human Rights of Immigrants, 1997
Education:
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Other:
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