Amnesties: Past, Present, Future

By CIS on January 4, 2013

The Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) hosted a panel discussion, Amnesties: Past, Present, Future, on Monday, January 14 at 9:30 a.m. ET at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.

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Copies of the Panel:
Panel Video
Panel Transcript


Panel Reading Materials:
Before Considering Another Amnesty, Look at IRCA’s Lessons, by David North
The ABCs of Effective Immigration Enforcement Policy, by Jessica Vaughan
New Report Offers Deceptive Assessment of Immigration Enforcement, by Jessica Vaughan
A Bogus Immigration-Enforcement Factoid , by Mark Krikorian
Doubling Down on an Immigration Factoid, by Mark Krikorian


U.S. Representative Lamar Smith delivered opening remarks. Following his remarks, a panel of experts discussed the impact of past amnesties, the potential effect of a future amnesty, and what this administration’s track record reveals about how a legalization program would be run.

Panelists included CIS experts:

Jessica Vaughan, Director of Policy Studies
Jon Feere, Legal Policy Analyst
David North, Fellow

The panel discussion was moderated by Mark Krikorian, Executive Director of the Center for Immigration Studies.


National Press Club
529 14th Street, NW
13th Floor
Washington, DC 20045


If you have any questions, please contact the Center for Immigration Studies at 202-466-8185 or [email protected].