Last updated on: 9/7/2010 | Author: ProCon.org

Michele Waslin, PhD Biography

Title:
Senior Policy Analyst at the Immigration Policy Center
Position:
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Should the Government Allow Immigrants Who Are Here Illegally to Become US Citizens?"
Reasoning:

“Rather than maintaining the existing chaotic, poorly functioning, unfair system, it is critical to create a reformed immigration system that is safe, orderly, and fair. Perhaps most importantly, the U.S. immigration system should be one that encourage [sic] and allow [sic] for immigration to be legal. Immigrants currently living undocumented in the U.S. should be allowed to earn their legal status; future flows of immigrants should have channels to migrate legally; and those families who are playing by the rules and attempting to enter lawfully must be allowed to do so in a reasonable time frame.”

“Immigration Reform: Comprehensive Solutions for Complex Problems,” Dec. 2004

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:
  • Senior Policy Analyst at the American Immigration Council’s Immigration Policy Center
  • Former Director, Immigration Policy Research, National Council of La Raza (NCLR)
  • Former Policy Coordinator, Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights
Education:
  • PhD, Government and International Studies, University of Notre Dame
  • MA, International Relations, University of Chicago
  • BA, Political Science, Creighton University
Other:
  • None found