Alaska Dispatch News
By Richard Mauer
September 25, 2013

Anchorage immigration attorney Margaret Stock was named Wednesday as one of 24 recipients of a MacArthur Foundation “genius” grant, and with the honor comes a five-year stipend which she plans to use to promote her idea that immigration doesn’t threaten national security.

Stock, a retired lieutenant colonel in the Army Reserves who came to Fort Richardson in Anchorage as a military policeman in 1986, has opposed efforts to shut down immigration and deal punitively with immigrants. She spoke against a bill in the Legislature this year by Rep. Bob Lynn, R-Anchorage, that would have restricted driver’s licenses for legal immigrants, forcing the Alaska Department of Motor Vehicles to monitor the immigration status of non-citizens.