The ninth of eleven children, Moreno E. Carrasco was born in the Dominican Republic. When he was five years old, his father passed away leaving his mom to care for him and ten other children.
In 1978, he came to the United States with the intention of staying permanently. However, after learning English for one year, Moreno returned home to go to college because his mother was afraid he would get "corrupted" in the United States. He missed the U.S. dearly and returned after the first semester. His first intentions were to go to California to become an eneologist (wine producer). However, he started to tutor foreign students in English and developed a love for education. His French advisor suggested that he obtain his teaching certification, in case the "wine "thing didn't work out. He graduated in 1983 from The University of Maryland at College Park with a degree in French and Spanish Education. That summer he had the opportunity to attend summer classes at La Sorbonne in Paris. In 1984, Moreno started teaching in the Howard County Public Schools system. He became an assistant principal in 1992, and 1996, he joined the Montgomery County Public Schools system as principal at Eastern Middle School. Later in 2003, he would become principal of Richard Montgomery High School. Under his leadership, Robert Montgomery High School has been ranked as the number one school in the State of Maryland and as high as number 11 in the United States.
In 1988, he received a Master's degree in Supervision and Public Administration and has been serving as an adjunct professor of Diversity and Education at Johns Hopkins University since 1994.Read more...
The AIC's Executive Director, Ben Johnson, was quoted in an article in the New York Times. The article, titled "Veteran Senator Emerges as Player on Immigration Overhaul," focuses on Senator Orrin Hatch's role in the Senate Judiciary Committee's mark-up of the immigration bill.
"Though he backed away from immigration reform when he faced a tough primary challenge in 2012, many immigration advocates believe he is now ready to come around to their side.
“I think there is the political space now for Senator Hatch to talk about these issues that he has a track record of being supportive of,” said Ben Johnson, the executive director of the American Immigration Council."
Roxanne Lynn Doty joined the ASU faculty in 1990. She received her BA and MA for Arizona State University and Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota. Professor Doty has contributed articles to International Studies Quarterly, Review of International Studies, European Journal of International Relations, Security Studies, Alternatives, Cambridge Review of International Affairs, Millennium‐Journal of International Studies, and International Political Sociology. She is the recipient of a Harry Frank Guggenheim Foundation grant 1997‐1998. Her current research interests include international relations theory, border studies, and the politics of writing.
Dr. David Shirk received his Ph.D. in Political Science at the University of California, San Diego, and joined the Political Science Department at the University of San Diego in 2003. He serves as the Director of the Trans‐Border Institute and conducts research and publishes on topics related to Mexican politics, U.S.‐Mexican relations, and law enforcement and security issues along the U.S.‐Mexican border. Dr. Shirk is the Principal Investigator for TBI's Justice in Mexico Project, a bi‐national research initiative focused on criminal justice and the rule of law in Mexico that is sponsored by the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and the Tinker Foundation. He has been a fellow at the Center for U.S.‐Mexican Studies (1998‐99; 2002‐04) and at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (2009‐10).
The House-Senate conferees who crafted the final version of the economic stimulus legislation faced considerable pressure to include immigration-related measures that are long on rhetoric and short on results. Read the Immigration Policy Center's statement on the final provisions in the bill.
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Many on Capitol Hill are eyeing favorably bills that create a massive electronic employment databases. While proponents of the Shuler-Tancredo "SAVE Act" (HR 4088) and the Johnson "New Employee Verification Act of 2008" (HR 5515) talk tough about cracking down on illegal immigrants, the truth is their bills' nationwide mandatory electronic employment verification system require all American workers, foreign- and native-born alike, to seek the government's permission to work.