Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Should the Government Allow Immigrants Who Are Here Illegally to Become US Citizens?"
"We worked together in drafting his amendment that was introduced in the House which was designed to clarify that local law enforcement officers have an opportunity to participate in enforcement of Federal immigration laws simply as they go about their normal course of duties. If they arrest someone for speeding or some offense of that kind, then they could check their records, and if they are here illegally, they could detain them for Federal officials. Actually, in many instances, that is still doable today... This is a critically important amendment... there are 600,000 to 800,000 State and local law enforcement officers and only about 1,200 ICE agents and only a fraction of them not on the border, 2,000, something of that nature of ICE agents. They cannot cover this country. They have to rely on State and local officers..."
"Senate Floor Statement of Senator Sessions, Comprehensive Immogration Reform Act 0f 2007," sessions.senate.gov, June 7, 2007
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-AL), 1997-present
Alabama Attorney General, 1995-1997
United States Attorney, Southern District of Alabama, 1981-1993
Assistant United States Attorney, Southern District of Alabama, 1975-1977
Private Attorney, 1973-1975
Member, Senate Judiciary Committee
Chairman, Judiciary Administrative Oversight and the Courts Subcommittee
Member, Senate Armed Services Committee
Member, Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee