Morgenthau Urges Action on Immigration Reform

March 6, 2013 | CUNY Lecture Series, Hunter College

Former New York District Attorney Robert Morgenthau reiterated his longtime commitment to the rights of undocumented immigrants, while urging lawmakers to pass a comprehensive reform policy. “It’s extremely shortsighted to lock them up,” said Morgenthau, who has called for changes in the immigration laws themselves, spoke at event sponsored by the Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College. Morgenthau, who has referred to the treatment of immigrants in the United States as a “national disgrace,” told the audience that he also felt it was our duty to provide that opportunity. “We owe it to immigrants to create a pathway to citizenship because we need them.”