US Representative and Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee
Con to the question "Should the Government Allow Immigrants Who Are Here Illegally to Become US Citizens?"
"As Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, I have strongly advocated for immigration reform that focuses on enforcement and upholding the rule of law, including elimination of enforcement waivers that have been abused by previous and current Administrations. To be clear, any immigration reform proposal must first guarantee that our immigration laws are enforced both at the border and within the United States. I remain opposed to amnesty, as I always have been. I do not support a special pathway to citizenship that rewards those who have broken our immigration laws."
Bob Goodlatte, "Immigration Reform," Goodlatte's US House of Representatives website, Mar. 1, 2016
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:
Co-Chair, Congressional Internet Caucus and International Creativity and Theft Prevention Caucus
Chairman, House Republican Technology Working Group
Chairman, House Judiciary Committee, Jan. 3, 2013-present
Chairman, House Agriculture Committee, May 31, 2003-Jan. 3, 2007