Last updated on: 1/6/2009 | Author: ProCon.org

Tamar Jacoby Biography

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

“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

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
Education:
  • BA, Yale University, 1976
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Would Increasing Legal Immigration Reduce Illegal Immigration?