SOURCE ALERT: USC experts can discuss immigration reform
Dowell Myers is an expert in immigration and demography at the USC Price School. His recent research found that California’s child population is shrinking. Sharp declines in current immigration means the state’s boomers will rely more on its native-born population to power the economy and purchase the homes of retirees. This has important policy implications in terms of educational and social service needs.
“Immigration reform is for the long haul. We only do it once every 20 years or so, and that means we need to base our plans on the changes we know are coming in the next 10 to 20 years, not just the situation yesterday or today.”
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Jody Agius Vallejo is an expert on immigrant integration and the Latino middle class at the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences. She is author of “Barrios to Burbs: The Role of the Mexican-American Middle Class,” and can comment on social mobility among Latino immigrants.
“Obama’s immigration reform plan must include a viable pathway where unauthorized migrants can quickly obtain citizenship. Authorization will benefit the country economically and socially; higher wages follow authorization, increasing the tax base. It also benefits American-born children of immigrants, as parental legal status results in higher levels of education and a more direct path into the middle class.”
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Jane Junn is an expert in political polling specializing in immigration at the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences. Her current research is on public opinion and immigration. She can comment on political behavior, including racial and ethnic politics and independent voters.
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