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Fellow at the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS)
Pro enforcement of current law and border fence to the question "What Are the Solutions to Illegal Immigration in America?"
"Well, number one, we ought to start enforcing the laws on the books. And number two is we ought to add to those in a way that takes the enforcement route first before we assume that there is some inevitable flow of people that’s unstoppable. I just reject that out-of-hand. [...] It depends if your view is that the United States is a sovereign nation. Then you accept that we ought to be able to decide who gets in and who doesn’t and on what grounds we admit people. And that’s what, if in the light of the fact that there is a mass herd of people who are trying to come across unlawfully—now, if we were to do and take an attrition strategy like the House is trying to do and take border security, interior enforcement and employer sanctions all at once, and make it more difficult for people to get here and get a job, then you would see fewer people trying to come in. But until we do that one part nevertheless has to be having some physical barrier on the border."
Immigration debate on "Justice Talking," National Public Radio, May 29, 2006
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Involvement and Affiliations:
Fellow, Center for Immigration Studies (CIS), 2009-present
Principal, MITA (Man in the Arena) Group
Adjunct Fellow, Hudson Institute, 1999-2008
Founder and Principal, Olive, Edwards, & Cooper LLC (Washington, DC)
Professor, Political Science, Washington Semester Program, Claremont McKenna College
Professor, Communications, Union University
Assistant Vice President of Communications, Healthcare Leadership Council
Legislative Director for US Representative Ed Bryant (R - TN)
Senior Speechwriter, Republican National Committee
Staff member of US Representative John J. Duncan (R - TN) and US Senator Strom Thurmond (R - SC)
Member, Steering Committee, Antitrust Coalition for Consumer Choice in Health Care