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John B. Judis, MA Biography

Senior Editor at the New Republic
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Should the Government Allow a Path to Citizenship for Undocumented Immigrants?"

“Should illegal immigration be legalized? It is futile and wrong to try to get rid of the immigrant underclass by eliminating its members. The only way to get rid of this underclass is to change the legal, social, and economic reality that sustains it… Isn’t the solution to enforce the laws against illegal immigrants? Let’s concede that it is not good for the United States to have a permanent underclass of undocumented workers. It encourages crime, overburdens social services, and depresses wages. And it is inhumane to deprive people and their children–through fear of exposure–of the most basic protections that Americans enjoy.”

“Immigration Confusion: Illegal Substance,” New Republic, Apr. 6, 2006

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Senior Editor, The New Republic, 1984-present
  • Visiting Scholar, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
  • Correspondent, In These Times, Washington, 1982-1984
  • Founder, East Bay Voice, 1975
  • Founding Editor, Socialist Revolution (AKA Socialist Review), 1969
  • Instructor, Philosophy, San Francisco Art Institute
  • Instructor, Philosophy, University of California at Berkeley
  • Contributor, The American Prospect, The New York Times Magazine, The Washington Post, Foreign Affairs, The Washington Monthly, American Enterprise, Mother Jones, and Dissent
  • Former member, Students for a Democratic Society (SDS)
  • MA, University of California at Berkeley, 1965
  • BA, University of California at Berkeley, 1963
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