Last updated on: 6/5/2013 | Author: ProCon.org

Laura Elise Enriquez, MA Biography

Title:
Huffington Post LatinoVoices Contributor
Position:
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Should the Government Allow Immigrants Who Are Here Illegally to Become US Citizens?"
Reasoning:

“Ultimately we need to pass and implement comprehensive immigration reform that is humane and just, that does not separate families for years nor create immigration sanctions that will have vastly negative implications for the future (as was the case with IRCA). The chances of doing this are stronger with President Obama in office. While he cannot bring us the change we want all by himself, another four years with him in office could provide us with a greater chance of winning pro-immigrant federal immigration policies.”

“Deportations and Immigration Enforcement: It’s Not All Obama’s Fault,” www.huffingtonpost.com, Nov. 1, 2012

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:
  • Contributor, Huffington Post LatinoVoices
  • DREAMers Blog Series, 2012-2013
  • Marvin Hoffenberg Research Fellow, UCLA Center for American Politics and Public Policy, 2012-2013
  • College Counselor, Community Coalition: South Central Youth Empowered Through Action, 2010-2011
  • Teaching Associate, University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), 2010-2013
  • Research Assistant, UCLA Center for the Study of Women, 2008-2009
  • Academic Program Coordinator, Pomona College Academy for Youth Success (PAYS), 2008-2009
  • College Counselor, PAYS, 2006-2008
  • Teaching Assistant, PAYS, 2005-2007
Education:
  • PhD candidate, Sociology, University of California at Los Angeles, 2011-present
  • MA, Sociology, University of California at Los Angeles, 2010
  • BA, Sociology and History, Pomona College, 2008
Other:
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