Last updated on: 2/29/2008 | Author:

Jim Harper, JD Biography

Director of Information Policy Studies at the Cato Institute
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Should the Government Allow Immigrants Who Are Here Illegally to Become US Citizens?"

“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
  • JD, Hastings College of Law, University of California
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