Dr. Greg Hill is a professor and Chair in the Department of Public Policy and Administration at Boise State University. He has a PhD from Texas A&M University. His research interests and expertise are in immigration policy and management, as well as general policy analysis. Dr. Hill has been interviewed numerous times by local and national media regarding immigration issues, primarily pertaining to illegal immigration.
Immigration is a super-charged, emotional issue that is not going away. In this podcast, Dr. Hill discusses what immigration policy is and its place in the American political landscape. He presents a brief history of immigration in the United States, followed by some ideas on thinking about immigration policy in a more systematic way. Dr. Hill also introduces the Optimal Immigration Framework, and discusses its features and utility. Also included is a look at his most recent work on undocumented students and educational performance, which seeks to address some of these issues using social scientific techniques.
Hill, Gregory C., and Daniel P. Hawes. 2011. “Managing Undocumented Students: Do Undocumented Students Hinder Student Performance?” State and Local Government Review, Vol. 43 #3, pgs. 183-195.
Pew Hispanic Center: http://www.pewhispanic.org/
Public Policy Center at Boise State University: http://sspa.boisestate.edu/publicpolicycenter/