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

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
    Experts
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:
  • 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