Senior Fellow of the Claremont Institute and Professor Emeritus of Political Science at California State University at San Bernardino
Con to the question "Should the Government Allow Immigrants Who Are Here Illegally to Become US Citizens?"
"We had an amnesty back in 1986... we almost had amnesties on two different occasions subsequently...but this would be a great boon for the Democratic party because Hispanics become Democrats. They don’t become Republicans by and large...
You can imagine if we have say 12-20 million illegal immigrants in the country now...and about 8-10 million are probably adults and given amnesty and eventually become citizens, here are 6-8 million...new Democratic voters and this is a great boon to the Democrats. They are looking to the long-term future. But Republicans also like illegal immigration...because we want cheap labor and we want exploitable labor...
I think that in the long run the Democrats have the best of the bargain. They get future voters and we [Republicans] get short-term profits. I think thats a bad, bad bargain."
Talk at the Luxe Hotel (Los Angeles, CA), July 14, 2011, available at youtube.com
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Involvement and Affiliations:
Senior Fellow, Claremont Institute
Member, Board of Directors, Claremont Institute
Professor Emeritus of Political Science, California State University, San Bernardino
Former Distinguished Visiting Professor, Hillsdale College
Member, California Civil Rights Commission, 1988-2006
California Constitutional Revision Commission, 1996
Director of Bicentennial Programs, National Endowment for the Humanities, 1983-1984