Professor Motomura Cited in Washington Post Article about Pope Francis' Views on Immigration

September 30, 2015 -- Professor Hiroshi Motomura was cited in a Washington Post article about Pope Francis' speech, which addressed the issue of immigration.

In “Immigration Outside the Law,” Hiroshi Motomura argues that the unique specifics of this issue have created a situation in which, at various times in our history, a tacit, inadvertent deal of sorts with illegal immigrants has taken shape. Because the U.S. periodically needed — and needs — immigrant workers, and because the challenges of enforcement inevitably mean only a tiny fraction get deported, the end result has often been a tacit acquiescence as they slowly come to inhabit the role of “Americans in waiting.”

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