Member of the U.S. House of Representatives (R-CA)
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Should the Government Allow Immigrants Who Are Here Illegally to Become US Citizens?"
"I know fencing helps secure our nation’s borders because criminal activity in every statistical category has been eliminated or decreased since we built the border fence in San Diego County. What was once a porous border, susceptible to illegal aliens, drug trafficking and terrorism, is now the standard mode in preventing drug smugglers from bringing narcotics into our neighborhoods and allowing border enforcement personnel to reinforce areas of greater need.
These results led me to write the Secure Fence Act, extending the San Diego fence 854 miles across California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas. Building fences in strategic locations along our international borders is a proven method of keeping America safe and, despite recent attempts to undo the Congressional mandated funding provided for this effort, I am committed to this effort and confident the fence will be built.”"
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:
Member, U.S. House of Representatives (R-CA), 1980-present
2008 U.S. Presidential candidate
Chairman, House Armed Services Committee, 2003-2007
Chairman, Military Research & Development Subcommittee, 2001-2002
Trial Lawyer, 1976-1980
Lieutenant, 173rd Airborne and 75th Army Rangers, U.S. Army, Vietnam, 1969-1971
Member, Navy League
Member, Congressional Jobs and Fair Trade Caucus
Co-Chair, Congressional Task Force on Bowhunting
Co-Chair, National Security Caucus
Member, Republican Study Committee
Recipient, Bronze Star, for service in 24 helicopter combat assaults
JD, Western State University Law School (now Thomas Jefferson School of Law), 1976
BS, Western State University, 1968
Attended, University of Montana, 1966-1967
Attended, University of California, Santa Barbara
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