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Immigration Think Tank Urges Obama To Create Path To Citizenship

Publication Date: 
April 13, 2009
Rob Kuznia

Senior Lecturer in Law and Associate Dean for Executive Education and Special Programs Dan Siciliano is quoted in Hispanic in a story about granting citizenship to illegal immigrants. An organization called the Immigration Policy Center, of which Siciliano is a senior fellow, is urging President Obama to provide the country's estimated 12 million illegal immigrants a path to citizenship:

With President Obama gearing up to tackle immigration reform, an immigration think tank is urging him to provide this country's estimated 12 million illegal immigrants a path to citizenship, insisting that it would help turn around the troubled economy.

In a new report, the Immigration Policy Center, which bills itself as a "think tank dedicated to research and analysis about the contributions made to America by immigrants," holds that passage of two immigration bills that died on Capital Hill recently would have helped to solve many problems.


"Enfranchised consumers are better consumers," said Dan Siciliano, the group's senior research fellow and the executive director of the Program in Law, Economics, and Business at Stanford Law School. "People are more willing to buy a home if they have more certainty about their future."