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Cornell immigration experts available on farmworkers, DACA

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Rachel Rhodes

On Thursday, the U.S. House of Representatives plans to vote on two immigration bills. One bill would give DACA recipients and other immigrants with legal status a pathway to citizenship, and the other would allow farmworkers in the country illegally to apply for legal work authorization. The following Cornell University experts are available to discuss the legislation.


Associate Professor of Labor Relations, Law & History at the Cornell University School of Industrial and Labor Relations

Shannon Gleeson

Associate Professor of Labor Relations, Law & History at the Cornell University School of Industrial and Labor Relations

Shannon Gleeson, professor of labor relations, law and history, studies how DACA policy is implemented and the impacts of Temporary Protected Status on immigrant workers.

Jaclyn Kelley-Widmer

Assistant Clinical Professor of Law

Jaclyn Kelley-Widmer, professor of immigration law and director of Cornell’s Immigration Law and Advocacy Clinic, is an expert on asylum law and the DACA program.

Matthew Hall

Associate Professor of Policy and Management

Matthew Hall, professor of policy analysis and management and director of the Cornell Population Center, conducts research on immigration enforcement as well as the intersection of racial/ethnic inequality and immigration, including for the DACA program.

Richard Stup

Richard Stup

Agricultural Workforce Specialist

Richard Stup, agricultural workforce specialist, serves as liaison between the agricultural industry and employment-focused regulatory authorities. He comments that passing the Farm Workforce Modernization Act would be a major step in stabilizing the agricultural workforce.

Cornell University has television, ISDN and dedicated Skype/Google+ Hangout studios available for media interviews.