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Marc R. Rosenblum, PhD Biography

Deputy Assistant Secretary at the Office of Immigration Statistics in the US Department of Homeland Security
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Should the Government Allow a Path to Citizenship for Undocumented Immigrants?"

“In general, ‘fixing’ the ‘broken’ immigration system could be accomplished through legalization and reforms to create more legal visas, through more effective immigration enforcement, or through a combination of the two — the logic of CIR [comprehensive immigration reform]. However, immigration policymaking is strongly biased in favor of enforcement rather than legalization or visa reform…”

“US ImmIgratIon Policy Since 9/11: Understanding the Stalemate over Comprehensive Immigration Reform,”, Aug. 2011

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Immigration Statistics, US Department of Homeland Security, 2016-present
  • Associate Professor of Political Science, University of New Orleans, 2000-present
  • Deputy Director, Migration Policy Institute, Jan. 2014-Jan. 2016
  • Specialist in Immigration Policy, Congressional Research Service, May 2011-Jan. 2014
  • Member, National Research Council’s Committee on Estimating Costs to the Department of Justice of Increased Border Security Enforcement by the Department of Homeland Security, 2011-2013
  • Senior Policy Analyst, Migration Policy Institute, 2008-2011
  • Member, President-Elect Obama’s Immigration Policy Transition Team, 2009
  • Visiting Fellow for Senator Ted Kennedy, 2006-2007
  • PhD, University of California, San Diego, 2000
  • BA, Columbia College, 1987
  • He has published more than 60 academic journal articles
Quoted in:
  1. Should State or Local Governments Help Enforce Federal Immigration Laws?