Last updated on: 2/29/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

Jim Harper, JD Biography

Title:
Director of Information Policy Studies at the Cato Institute
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 so far — over ‘amnesty,’ border control, and guest workers—has assumed that ‘workplace enforcement’ is a good thing. But verifying workers’ employment eligibility, as called for in the Senate… is not such a good idea. It would revive the failing national ID plan in the REAL ID Act, create a mission-creepy surveillance system, and subject every American worker to a bureaucratic gauntlet akin to the Department of Homeland Security’s embarrassing ‘no-fly’ list.”

“Immigration Reform: REAL ID and a Federal ‘No Work’ List,” TechKnowledge, June 14, 2007

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Director of Information Policy Studies, Cato Institute
  • Member, Data Privacy and Integrity Advisory Committee, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Education:
  • JD, Hastings College of Law, University of California
Other:
  • None found