Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Should the Government Allow Immigrants Who Are Here Illegally to Become US Citizens?"
"The Legislature passed, and I am about to sign, House Bill 1023 – considered to be the toughest law dealing with illegal immigration enacted anywhere in the country... The goal, of course, is to stem the tide of illegal immigrants coming into our state... Fortunately, in a bi-partisan effort, we have been able to take meaningful action... In my call, I asked legislators to consider sanctions against employers for submitting false documentation to the state regarding worker eligibility... Also in my call, I suggested we adopt two provisions found in Georgia's immigration laws. First, employers should be required to withhold state income taxes from workers who do not have a valid taxpayer ID number and whose wages are reported on Form 1099... Second, wages earned by illegal aliens should not be considered deductible business expenses for state income tax purposes."
"Remarks of Gov. Bill Owens Immigration Bill Signing," July 31, 2006
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:
Senior Fellow, University of Denver's Institute for Public Policy Studies, 2007
Governor of the State of Colorado, 1999-2007
Treasurer, State of Colorado, 1994-1998
Senator, Colorado State Senate, 1988-1994
Representative, Colorado State House, 1982-1988
Private Consultant, Deloitte and Touche
Private Consultant, Gates Corporation
MA, Public Affairs, University of Texas Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs