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Weak Economy Could Slow Pace Of Immigration Reform

Publication Date: 
December 09, 2008
The Houston Chronicle
Susan Carroll and Stewart Powell

Professor Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar is mentioned in a Houston Chronicle article about immigration reform in the coming Obama administration:

President-elect Barack Obama pledged to make comprehensive immigration reform a priority in his first term in the White House, but the nation's worsening economic woes may force delays on the campaign promise, experts said.

Some members of Congress also said the timetable for reform may have to await a better economy and a more receptive political climate to providing legal status to illegal immigrants in the U.S. Other Congressional leaders urged quick action on immigration reform, which has stalled in recent years amid fierce opposition.


Stanford Law School Professor Mariano-Florentino Cuellar previously served as a senior adviser to top Clinton administration officials on enforcement-related issues and has worked on recent projects examining the role of criminal enforcement in immigration policy.