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Jacqueline Bhabha, JD Biography

Executive Director of the Harvard University Committee on Human Rights Studies
None Found to the question "Should the Government Allow Immigrants Who Are Here Illegally to Become US Citizens?"

“[A]nti-immigrant policies have not really worked. While exclusion is electorally popular and the availability of cheap, vulnerable workers useful, policies that result in large-scale and highly visible irregular entry, and in serious human-rights violations—deaths, drownings, enslavement, gross exploitation—are not. States need to show that they are in control of their borders but also that human life, whosever life it may be, is of concern. A new strategy is needed, and human-rights principles, which address the utter powerlessness of the useful migrant, must be an essential part of it.”

“Reforming Immigration Policy – Start by Protecting Rights, Not Borders,” Boston Review, Summer, 2005

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Executive Director, Harvard University Committee on Human Rights Studies
  • Lecturer, Law, Harvard Law School, 2001 – present
  • Adjunct Lecturer, Public Policy, Kennedy School
  • Director, Human Rights Program, University of Chicago, 1997-2001
  • Former Lawyer, Human Rights, London and European Court of Human Rights, Strasbourg
  • Former Professor, Hillsdale College
  • JD, College of Law, London
  • MSc, Applied Social Studies, Oxford University, 1975
  • Graduated, Philosophy, Oxford University, 1973
  • None found
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  1. What Is Immigration Amnesty?