Tamar Jacoby, a New America fellow and president of ImmigrationWorks USA, is available for interviews this week on Wednesday’s arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court about whether Arizona should be able to enforce its tough immigration law, which the Obama administration strongly opposes.
In the New York Times’ “Room for Debate” today, Jacoby writes on the power struggle between state and federal governments to crack down on illegal immigrants. Jacoby hopes the Supreme Court will strike down the Arizona law and give the responsibility back to Congress. However, if the justices instead side with Arizona, she believes they should allow states to experiment with how to deal with immigration as freely as possible to in turn point the way for Congress.
To interview Jacoby, please contact Clara Hogan at 202-596-3368 or Hogan@newamerica.net.
Other New America colleagues available to comment on immigration:
• Maggie Severns, policy analyst with New America’s Education Policy Program, can comment on policies regarding the education of English language learners and immigrant children in Arizona and throughout America.
• Alexandra Starr, an Emerson Fellow at New America, can comment on how America’s approach to immigration impacts U.S. competitiveness. She is currently working on a report for the Council on Foreign Relations on Latino entrepreneurship.