Deputy Assistant Secretary at the Office of Immigration Statistics in the US Department of Homeland Security
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Should the Government Allow Immigrants Who Are Here Illegally to Become US Citizens?"
"In general, 'fixing' the 'broken' immigration system could be accomplished through legalization and reforms to create more legal visas, through more effective immigration enforcement, or through a combination of the two — the logic of CIR [comprehensive immigration reform]. However, immigration policymaking is strongly biased in favor of enforcement rather than legalization or visa reform..."
"US ImmIgratIon Policy Since 9/11: Understanding the Stalemate over Comprehensive Immigration Reform," migrationpolicy.org, Aug. 2011
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:
Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Immigration Statistics, US Department of Homeland Security, 2016-present
Associate Professor of Political Science, University of New Orleans, 2000-present
Deputy Director, Migration Policy Institute, Jan. 2014-Jan. 2016
Specialist in Immigration Policy, Congressional Research Service, May 2011-Jan. 2014
Member, National Research Council's Committee on Estimating Costs to the Department of Justice of Increased Border Security Enforcement by the Department of Homeland Security, 2011-2013
Senior Policy Analyst, Migration Policy Institute, 2008-2011