Last updated on: 2/16/2018 | Author: ProCon.org

Marc R. Rosenblum, PhD Biography

Title:
Deputy Assistant Secretary at the Office of Immigration Statistics in the US Department of Homeland Security
Position:
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Should the Government Allow Immigrants Who Are Here Illegally to Become US Citizens?"
Reasoning:

“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,” migrationpolicy.org, 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
Education:
  • PhD, University of California, San Diego, 2000
  • BA, Columbia College, 1987
Other:
  • He has published more than 60 academic journal articles
Quoted in:
  1. Should State or Local Governments Help Enforce Federal Immigration Laws?