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

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