Pro to the question "Should the Government Allow Immigrants Who Are Here Illegally to Become US Citizens?"
"It is not in our interest to have 12 million people living here illegally. We must create a system in which those who are contributing to our country, speaking English, and helping build a better America are given a pathway toward earned citizenship, while those who are not contributing to our country can be identified and deported. This legislation [The Immigrant Accountability Act of 2007] creates that kind of responsible system. This is an issue of national security as well as an economic issue. We cannot afford to continue to ignore it."
Experts Immigration officials, people with post-graduate degrees in fields relevant to immigration issues, Members of Congress, or elected officials with significant involvement in, or related to, immigration issues. [Note: Experts definition varies by site.]
Involvement and Affiliations:
U.S. Senator (R-NE), 1996-present
Member, Senate Foreign Relations Committee
Member, Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee
Member, Senate Intelligence and Rules Committee
Member, the Institute of Politics at Harvard University
Member, International Republican Institute
Member, German Marshall Fund’s Trade and Poverty Forum
Director Emeritus, Eisenhower World Affairs Institute
Director Emeritus, Private Sector Council; the Ripon Society
Director Emeritus, American Red Cross
Former President, McCarthy & Co.
Former Board Chairman, American Information Systems (AIS)
Former President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Private Sector Council (PSC)
Former Deputy Director and Chief Operating Officer (COO), 1990 Economic Summit of Industrialized Nations (G-7 Summit)
Former President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), World USO
University of Nebraska at Omaha, 1971
Brown Institute for Radio and Television, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1966
Served in Vietnam with his brother Tom in 1968. They served side by side as infantry squad leaders with the U.S. Army’s 9th Infantry Division. Hagel earned many military decorations and honors, including two Purple Hearts.