Last updated on: 3/3/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

Micah Bump, MA Biography

Title:
Research Associate at the Institute for the Study of International Migration (ISIM) at Georgetown University
Position:
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Should the Government Allow Immigrants Who Are Here Illegally to Become US Citizens?"
Reasoning:

“The ample opportunity for employment remains the most important factor drawing illegal aliens to the United States… Despite acknowledgment of [the 1986 Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA)] IRCA’s ineffectiveness in stemming illegal immigration by analysts from a multiplicity of political perspectives, disciplines, and institutions cross-cutting the academic, government, labor, and advocacy communities, there has been little political will for worksite enforcement since its passage in 1986. Instead, Congress has primarily channeled resources towards securing the southern border which has proven ineffective in lowering levels of unauthorized migration. Interior enforcement as a necessary complement to border strategies in curbing unauthorized migration merits a renewed analysis.”

“Worksite Solutions to Unauthorized Migration,” Institute for the Study of International Migration, Oct. 2007

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Research Associate at the Institute for the Study of International Migration (ISIM), Georgetown University
  • Associate Editor, International Migration Journal, Georgetown University, 2007-present
Education:
  • MA, Latin American Studies, Graduate School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University
  • BA, Spanish, Georgetown University
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Should Employers Who Unknowingly Hire Undocumented Immigrants Receive Lighter Penalties?