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Tamar Jacoby Biography

Senior Fellow at the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research
Pro to the question "Should the Government Allow Immigrants Who Are Here Illegally to Become US Citizens?"

“But surely, once policymakers agree that it is unthinkable to deport these workers or allow them to remain here in legal limbo, it should be possible to agree on a compromise—one that signals the nation’s seriousness about enforcing its laws but does not preclude long-term residents from earning citizenship.”

Tamar Jacoby, “Immigration Nation,” Foreign Affairs, Nov./Dec. 2006

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
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 Fellow at the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research, 1989-present
  • Witness, “07/26/05, Testimony Before the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary,” 2005
  • U.S. Senate Confirmed, National Council on the Humanities, the National
  • Endowment for the Humanities, 2004
  • Senior Editor, Newsweek, 1987-1989
  • Deputy Editor, The New York Times, 1981-1987
  • Staff member, The New York Review of Books
  • Instructor, race relations and american foreign policy, Yale University, the New School for Social Research, and the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art
  • Member, Council of Foreign Relation
  • Member, New York City Human Rights Coalition
  • BA, Yale University, 1976
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Quoted in:
  1. Would Increasing Legal Immigration Reduce Illegal Immigration?