Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Should the Government Allow Immigrants Who Are Here Illegally to Become US Citizens?"
"The cost assessment presented in this report hopefully illustrates the false allure of adopting a mass deportation policy as a response to the challenges threatening our immigration system... Implementing such a policy would seriously jeopardize our commitment to secure the homeland and pay for our commitments overseas, as well as threaten other vital national priorities... In sum, dealing with the problem of the undocumented is an issue of increasing national urgency. Policymakers must address the problem seriously; not with the costly and unrealistic idea of mass deportation."
"Deporting the Undocumented: A Cost Assessment," Center for American Progress, July 2005
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:
Kansas State Representative (D-87th), 2006 - present
Senior Domestic Policy Analyst, Center for American Progress
Staff Attorney, American Civil Liberties Union of Maryland
Researcher, NAACP [National Association for the Advancement of Colored People] Legal Defense Fund
Researcher, Truth and Reconciliation Commission, South Africa, 1998
Recognized by Dennis McKinney, House Democratic Leader (D-116th) for Perfect Attendance Record 2007 Legislative Session
Member, House Veterans, Military and Homeland Security Committee; Taxation Committee; and Judiciary Committee
Fellow, The Skadden Fellowship Foundation for the Harvard Law School "Advancement Project"
Honor Student, Harvard Law School, Community Service