Charles Phelps Taft Professor Emeritus of History of Modern United States, Immigration, and Asian Americans at the University of Cincinnati
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Should the Government Allow Immigrants Who Are Here Illegally to Become US Citizens?"
In the final analysis, IRCA was not 'reform legislation' in either the original or the contemporary meaning of the term. Nor was it, as has been claimed, a measure that would reduce immigration. It was clearly a failure administratively, but in human terms, it gave some 3 million human beings [unauthorized aliens] a better chance for a successful life.
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:
Charles Phelps Taft Professor Emeritus, History of Modern United States, Immigration, and Asian Americans, University of Cincinnati, 1976 - 2003
Historical Advisor, PBS film series "Becoming American: The Chinese Experience," March, 2003
PhD Mentoring Award, University of Cincinnati, July 8, 2002
Primary Historical Consultant, Presidential Commission on the Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians, 1981 - 1983
Fulbright Chair of North American Studies, Calgary University
Visiting Professor, University of Utah
Visiting Professor, University of Alaska
Visiting Professor, University of Toronto
Fulbright Professor, University of Hamburg, Germany
Eric Voegelin Chair, University of Munich, Germany
Professor, University of Innsbruck, Germany
Professor, Martin-Luther-University of Halle-Wittenberg, Germany
President, Society for Historians of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era
President, Immigration History Society
Executive Board, Organization of American Historians
Member, History Planning Committee of The Immigration Museum on Ellis Island