Victor Romero

Victor Romero

Race and Immigration

Delve into one of the nation’s most divisive issues.


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Immigration Reform

Where should immigration reform rank on the nation’s list of priorities?


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11/23 at 12:28 PM
from California

The public has spoken: NO AMNESTY, no legalization of illegal aliens. We’ve tried it in the past and it doesn’t work. It only results in more illegal immigration.

The only “reform” we need to our immigration is laws is more enforcement, more demand from the feds that state and local jurisdictions help out and end sanctuary policies, and harsher penalties on businesses that violate the law. BUT, no matter the laws, if we have a president who refused to enforce them, it won’t matter much. We’ve had two presidents in a row now who refuse to do their job—and that’s the real problem.

Millions of people have come to the U.S. the right way; that’s all the public asks, and it’s not too much. The U.S. has the most welcoming immigration policy in the world, but the more the amnesty crowd pushes amnesty, the more it’s going to sour the public to immigration as a whole. And then everything will be shut down.

These law professors either need to start supporting the rule of law, or resign. It’s disgraceful to see people in legal positions support what amounts to anarchy.

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ABOUT THE EPISODE

Legal scholar Victor Romero discusses immigration and immigrant and minority rights.

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ABOUT THE GUEST

Victor Romero, Philippines native, teaches and writes about immigrant and minority rights at Penn State. He joined the faculty in 1995 after working in private practice and as a law clerk to a federal judge in California.

An elected member of the American Law Institute (ALI), Romero is co-editor of the anthology, Immigration and the Constitution, and author of Alienated: Immigrant Rights, the Constitution, and Equality in America.

Romero has served as president of both the South Central Pennsylvania Chapter of the ACLU and the NAACP of the Greater Carlisle Area. He was also a visiting professor of law at Howard and at Rutgers-Camden. Most recently, Romero served as the associate dean for Academic Affairs at University Park during academic years 2006-07 and 2007-08.

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