The work of Elizabeth Cohen, Laurance S. Rockefeller Visiting Faculty Fellow (Spring 2022), and Professor of Political Science at Syracuse University, is featured in the September 30 edition of the Washington Post. Her article is titled, “Avoiding past mistakes is key to Congress passing immigration reform that works.” Professor Cohen outlines a brief history of immigration reform in the United States and how it has yet to provide tens of thousands of longtime residents a way to gain legal status. Cohen suggests that our past unsuccessful attempts to legislate major reform are a good place to begin looking for permanent, workable solutions that are neither piecemeal nor punitive. Updating the Registry Act is a good initial step toward making citizenship more accessible for undocumented Americans.
Read the full article here.