The Cato Institute seeks a researcher to support a campaign to educate the public and policymakers on the implications of biometric identification systems related to immigration policy reforms.
Sought-after qualifications include: familiarity with immigration policy and the immigration reform debate; understanding of information systems, possibly including identity systems; a relevant college education or its equivalent; and two to five years; experience in state and federal government policymaking and execution, such as legislation, regulation, procurement, and grant-making.
The tasks to be performed by the researcher include: filing Freedom of Information Act requests to discover and document ongoing developments; monitoring congressional appropriations that support elements of the various national ID programs; analyzing federal grant-making processes, grants, and grant recipients that support the programs; reporting on procurement actions that do the same; keeping tabs on Federal Register notices that reveal developments in national ID programs; monitoring actions on the state level to implement the REAL ID Act; monitoring actions on the state and federal level to expand E-Verify as an immigration enforcement tool; monitoring the government-contractor trade press in which plans and proposals for national ID work are revealed; and reporting on corporate promotion and sales efforts aimed at supporting a national ID.
Candidates must support Cato’s mission of promoting individual liberty, limited government, free markets and peace.
Applicants should send their resume, cover letter, and writing samples to:
Director of Information Policy Studies
1000 Massachusetts Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20001
Fax (202) 842-3490
Email: jharper [at] cato [dot] org
Cato Institute - 12 months ago