Panel Video: Amnesties: Past, Present, Future

Mark Krikorian's Introduction

Mark Krikorian, Executive Director of CIS, introduces both the topic as well as the panelists, Rep. Lamar Smith, Jessica Vaughan, Jon Feere, and David North.

Rep. Lamar Smith's Statement

Representative Lamar Smith (R-TX) discusses the implementation of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and the possible implementation of a future amnesty.

Jessica Vaughan's Statement

Jessica Vaughan, the Center's Director of Policy Studies, discusses the changes needed in order to have an effective enforcement policy as well as discusses the implementation of DACA.

Jon Feere's Statement

Jon Feere, Legal Policy Analyst at the Center, discusses the implementation of the DACA program, detailing some of the caveats regarding the acceptance of applicants with a criminal background.

David North's Statement

David North, a Center Fellow, discusses past immigration amnesties, focusing on the 1986 IRCA amnsty.

Question and Answer Session

Mark Krikorian, Jessica Vaughan, Jon Feere, and David North field questions from those in attendance.