Last updated on: 12/3/2007 | Author: ProCon.org

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"Should the Government Allow Immigrants Who Are Here Illegally to Become US Citizens?"
Summary of Positions

Pro Not Clearly Pro or Con (NC) Con None Found (?)
I. Individual 42 (10.7%) 155 (39.4%) 67 (17%) 129 (32.8%)
II. Organization 19 (13.4%) 46 (32.4%) 13 (9.2%) 64 (45.1%)

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I. Individual
- Pro -
Individuals Rating Position
Bacon, David   Pro
Borris, David   Pro
Chomsky, Aviva, PhD     Pro
Clinton, Hillary Rodham, JD     Pro
Clinton, William Jefferson, JD     Pro
Coffman, Mike     Pro
Dobbs, Lou   Pro
Enchautegui, Maria E., PhD     Pro
FitzGerald, David, PhD     Pro
Graham, Lindsey, JD     Pro
Hagel, Chuck     Pro
Head, Tom   Pro
Hill, Misha E., MPP     Pro
Jacoby, Tamar     Pro
Kerry, John, JD     Pro
King, Pete, JD     Pro
Krayewski, Ed, MA, MS   Pro
Krikorian, Mark, MA     Pro
Krueger, Alan B., PhD     Pro
Lee, Esther Yu-Hsi, MA   Pro
Lynch, Robert, PhD     Pro
Mahony, Roger M.   Pro
Martinez, Daniel E., PhD     Pro
Mazzoli, Romano, JD     Pro
McCain, John     Pro
McNeil, Cristina, MBA   Pro
Murdoch, Rupert, MA     Pro
Navarrette, Ruben, Jr., MPA   Pro
Noferi, Mark, JD     Pro
Nowrasteh, Alex, MSc     Pro
O'Malley, Martin, JD     Pro
Oakford, Patrick, MSc   Pro
Obama, Barack, JD     Pro
Sanders, Bernie     Pro
Simpson, Alan K., JD     Pro
Stodder, Seth M., JD     Pro
Sweeney, John J.   Pro
Thornburgh, Nathan   Pro
Vargas, Jose Antonio   Pro
Vargas, Juan, MA, JD     Pro
Weiner, Myron, PhD     Pro
Wiehe, Meg, MPA   Pro
- Not Clearly Pro or Con -
Individuals Rating Position
Abernethy, Virginia Deane, PhD     NC
Aguilar, David, MA     NC
Alcorn, Randy   NC
Aleinikoff, T. Alexander, JD     NC
Allen, Jennifer   NC
Ballenger, Cass, MBA     NC
Basham, Ralph     NC
Baxter, Irvin   NC
Berrigan, Frida, MA   NC
Bier, David   NC
Boehner, John     NC
Brennan, William J., Jr., JD     NC
Brewer, Janice K.     NC
Bump, Micah, MA     NC
Calderón, Felipe, MPA     NC
Camarota, Steven A., PhD     NC
Carafano, James Jay, PhD, MSS, MA     NC
Cerda, Victor X., JD     NC
Chandler, Dave   NC
Chemerinsky, Erwin, JD     NC
Chertoff, Michael, JD     NC
Chiles, Lawton Mainor, Jr., JD     NC
Chiswick, Barry, PhD     NC
Christensen Gee, Lisa, JD     NC
Cochrane, John H., PhD     NC
Coffey, Walter   NC
Cornyn, John, LLM     NC
Daley, Richard M., JD     NC
Daniels, Roger, PhD     NC
Darby, Brandon   NC
Delgaudio, Eugene A.   NC
Donato, Katharine M., PhD     NC
Doolittle, John T., JD     NC
Durand, Jorge, PhD     NC
Enriquez, Laura Elise, MA     NC
Estrada, Tony   NC
Evans, Hannah Graf   NC
Ewing, Walter A., PhD     NC
Feingold, Russ, JD     NC
Fiss, Owen, BPhil, LLB     NC
Fix, Michael, JD     NC
Forbes, Steve   NC
Freeman, Richard B., PhD     NC
Gabbard, Stephany, RN   NC
Gardner, Matthew   NC
Gemma, Peter B.   NC
Gomez, Alan   NC
Gore, Albert Arnold, Jr.     NC
Goyle, Rajeev, JD     NC
Greenspan, Alan, PhD     NC
Greenstone, Michael, PhD     NC
Guskin, Jane   NC
Guttentag, Lucas, JD     NC
Harper, Jim, JD     NC
Harris, Malcolm   NC
Herrera, Dennis, JD     NC
Hing, Bill O., JD     NC
Hinojosa, Raul, PhD     NC
Hoven, Randall, MS   NC
Hunter, Don, MS     NC
Hunter, Duncan, JD     NC
Jaeger, David, PhD     NC
Jenks, Rosemary, JD     NC
Johnson, Jeh, JD     NC
Jones, Richard K., MS   NC
Jordan, Barbara C., JD     NC
Judis, John B., MA   NC
Kanstroom, Daniel, LLM     NC
Kiefer, Francine, MFA   NC
Kozak, Edmund   NC
Kullgren, Jeffrey T., MD, MPH   NC
Landau, Saul, PhD     NC
Lara, Ricardo     NC
Le, C.N., PhD     NC
Lee, Sheila Jackson, JD     NC
Limbaugh, Rush   NC
Lipman, Francine J., MBA, LLM     NC
Looney, Adam, PhD     NC
Lowell, B. Lindsay, PhD     NC
Mac Donald, Heather, MA, JD     NC
Malanga, Steve, MA     NC
Malloy, Dannel, JD     NC
Mann, Juan   NC
Martin, Susan F., PhD     NC
Massey, Douglas S., PhD     NC
McCaul, Michael, JD     NC
McDonald, Michael, PhD     NC
McGill, Chris   NC
McSally, Martha, MPP     NC
Meisinger, Sue, JD     NC
Meissner, Doris, MA     NC
Morgan, John G.     NC
Myers, Julie L., JD     NC
Nadler, Richard   NC
Neuman, Gerald L., JD, PhD     NC
Norwood, Charlie, DDS     NC
Nunes, Ashley, PhD     NC
O'Donnell, Maggie   NC
O'Hare, Tim, JD     NC
O'Rourke, Beto     NC
Osio Sr., Sal, JD   NC
Owens, Bill, MA     NC
Papademetriou, Demetrios, PhD     NC
Parra, Ricardo   NC
Passel, Jeffrey S., PhD     NC
Pelosi, Nancy     NC
Perry, Rick     NC
Peterson, Daneen G., PhD     NC
Pham, Huyen, JD     NC
Platts, Todd Russell, JD     NC
Punisher   NC
Raimondo, Justin   NC
Rector, Robert, MA     NC
Reisenwitz, Cathy   NC
Reno, Janet, LLD     NC
Reyes, Silvestre   NC
Richwine, Jason, PhD     NC
Riley, Michael, MA     NC
Ritter, Phillip J., JD     NC
Robinson, Ben     NC
Rodríguez, Cindy   NC
Rogers, Hal, LLB     NC
Rohrabacher, Dana, MA     NC
Rosen, Mike, MBA   NC
Rosenblum, Marc R., PhD     NC
Rubenstein, Edwin S., MA   NC
Saenz, Thomas A., JD   NC
Scarnati, Joe     NC
Schwarzenegger, Arnold     NC
Serrano, José E.     NC
Sharry, Frank     NC
Shuler, Heath     NC
Silver, Melissa A., JD     NC
Simcox, Chris   NC
Smith, Lamar, JD     NC
Snyder, Michael, LLM     NC
St. Pierre, Jessica   NC
Stein, Dan, JD     NC
Traub, Amy M., MA   NC
Turner, Mike, MBA, JD     NC
Verdery, C. Stewart, Jr., JD     NC
Warren, Robert   NC
Waslin, Michele, PhD     NC
Watts, J.C., Jr.     NC
Wildes, Michael, JD     NC
Wilson, David L.   NC
Wilson, Peter "Pete" Barton, JD     NC
Winthrop, John     NC
Woodfield, Nicholas, JD     NC
Wooldridge, Frosty, MA   NC
Yoo, John, JD     NC
Young, ReShonda   NC
Zavaleta, Tony, PhD     NC
Ziegler, Benjamin M., PhD     NC
Zimmerman, Malia   NC
- Con -
Individuals Rating Position
Amador, Angelo I., MLL   Con
Barnhill, John H., PhD     Con
Benkof, David, MA   Con
Black, Diane   Con
Bloomberg, Michael R., MBA     Con
Bonner, Robert C., JD     Con
Borjas, George J., PhD     Con
Borkovich, Mike   Con
Briggs Jr., Vernon M., PhD     Con
Buchanan, Patrick J., MA     Con
Bush, George W., MBA     Con
Caldwell, Joseph George, PhD     Con
Calvert, Ken     Con
Christie, Chris, JD     Now Con
Corsi, Jerome R., PhD     Con
Cruz, Ted, JD     Con
Culberson, John, JD     Con
Cutler, Michael W.     Con
Douthat, Ross   Con
Edwards Jr., James R., PhD     Con
Endelman, Gary, JD, PhD     Con
Erler, Edward J., PhD     Con
Fallin, Mary     Con
Favish, Allan J., JD     Con
Fiorina, Carly, MBA, MS   Con
Fonte, John, PhD     Con
Fontova, Humberto, MA   Con
Gallegly, Elton     Con
Gilchrist, Jim, MBA, CPA   Con
Gingrey, Phil, MD     Con
Goodlatte, Bob, JD     Con
Graham Jr., Otis L., PhD     Con
Grassley, Chuck, MA     Con
Guzzardi, Joe   Con
Hanson, Victor Davis, PhD     Con
Horowitz, Daniel   Con
Horowitz, David, MA     Con
Inserra, David, MPP   Con
Jacob, John   Con
Kasich, John     Con
King, Steve     Con
Labrador, Raúl, JD     Con
Lance, Leonard, JD, MPA     Con
Mann, Donald   Con
Mortensen, Ronald, PhD     Con
Nebot, Jesus   Con
Neugebauer, Randy     Con
Nunez, Peter, JD     Con
Paul, Ron, MD     Con
Prince, Ron   Con
Ridge, Tom     Con
Riley, Jason L.   Con
Ryan, Paul     Con
Schlafly, Phyllis, JD     Con
Selepak, Andy   Con
Seminara, David   Con
Sensenbrenner, James, Esq., JD     Con
Sessions, Jeff, JD     Con
Skerry, Peter, PhD     Con
Spalding, Matthew, PhD     Con
Stoddard, David J.   Con
Tancredo, Thomas G.     Con
Trump, Donald J.     Con
Vitter, David, JD     Con
von Spakovsky, Hans A., JD     Con
Wilcox, Dale L., JD     Con
Wood, Genevieve   Con
- None Found -
Individuals Rating Position
Abramson, Seth, JD     ?
Acevedo, Art   ?
Alquist, Elaine, MA     ?
Arifuku, Isami, DCrim     ?
Auvil, Sharon, JD     ?
Badlani, Chirag, JD     ?
Barkan, Elliott R., PhD     ?
Becerril, Andrea   ?
Beck, Charlie     ?
Bennett, Marion T., JD     ?
Benson, Sonia G.   ?
Bhabha, Jacqueline, JD     ?
Bolger, Eileen   ?
Bresette, Linna E.   ?
Calderón, Jorge     ?
Caldwell, Alicia, MMC   ?
Capps, Randolph, PhD   ?
Carden, Art, PhD     ?
Caso, Luis Videgaray, PhD     ?
Castañeda, Antonia, PhD     ?
Chalfin, Aaron J., PhD     ?
Chanda, Nayan   ?
Chin, Gabriel J., LLM     ?
Cortes, Carlos, PhD     ?
Corwin, Jeff, MS   ?
Cushman, John H., Jr.   ?
Daniels, Katharine, MA   ?
Davidson, Adam   ?
Davis, Seth, JD, MSc     ?
deLespinasse, Paul F., PhD     ?
Dershowitz, Alan M., LLB   ?
Doyle, Charles, JD     ?
Duhaime, Lloyd, LLB   ?
Duncan, Hannibal Gerald, PhD     ?
Dzubow, Jason, JD     ?
Eastman, John C., JD     ?
Finnegan, William, MFA   ?
Fogleman, Aaron, PhD     ?
Fortuny, Karina   ?
Fowler, David C.   ?
Garcia, Ramon, JD     ?
Garis, Roy L.   ?
Gatto, John Taylor   ?
Gleason, Stephanie, MJ     ?
Gordon, Charles, LLB     ?
Graglia, Lino A., LLB     ?
Green, Matthew   ?
Greene, Larry A., PhD     ?
Gunther, Lenworth, PhD     ?
Hafetz, Jonathan L., JD     ?
Hagan, John, PhD     ?
Hall, Kermit L., PhD     ?
Harris, Paul A., PhD     ?
Ho, James C., JD     ?
Hotchkiss, Julie, PhD     ?
Hughes, Helena DaSilva   ?
Hutchinson, Edward P., PhD     ?
Jordan, Miriam, MA    ?
Jung, Moon-Ho, PhD     ?
Keane, Steve   ?
Kendall, Brent, MA   ?
Kennedy, Sheila, JD     ?
Kenny, Kevin, PhD     ?
Kirsanow, JD, Peter     ?
Kolodner, Meredith, MA   ?
Kolsky, Elizabeth, PhD     ?
Kouri, Jim, MA   ?
Lai, Annie, JD     ?
Landry, Jeff, JD     ?
Latzer, Barry, PhD     ?
Lederer, Caryn C., JD     ?
Lee, Erika, PhD     ?
Lemay, Michael C., PhD     ?
Leong, Karen J., PhD     ?
Lombardo, Paul, PhD, JD     ?
Longley, Robert   ?
Lott, John, Jr., PhD     ?
Lyons, James A.   ?
Matthews, Christopher, MA   ?
Mayer, Matt A., JD     ?
McDonald, William F., PhD     ?
McGill, Carl, MA     ?
Merelli, Annalisa, MA   ?
Morris, Mike   ?
O'Brien, Matthew, JD     ?
Odo, Franklin, PhD     ?
Okamura, Raymond Y.   ?
Palloni, Alberto, PhD     ?
Parker, Alison, JD     ?
Peck, Sarah Herman, JD     ?
Peffer, George Anthony, DA, MDiv     ?
Perreira, Krista M., PhD     ?
Phelan, James D., JD     ?
Piers, Matthew J., JD     ?
Pitti, Joseph A., PhD     ?
Potok, Mark   ?
Proper, Emberson E., AM     ?
Provine, Doris Marie, JD, PhD     ?
Quispe-Agnoli, Myriam, PhD     ?
Rampton, Sheldon   ?
Rios-Avila, Fernando, PhD     ?
Rojas, Leslie Berestein   ?
Rumbaut, Ruben G., PhD     ?
Sacchetti, Maria, MA   ?
Sampson, Rob     ?
Schatz, Bryan, MA   ?
Schurman-Kauflin, Deborah, PhD     ?
Silliman, Craig, JD     ?
Simkin, John, MPhil   ?
Smith, Brad, JD     ?
Sobieski, Daniel John   ?
Somin, Ilya, JD     ?
Stern, Mark Joseph, JD     ?
Sterngold, James   ?
Stockman, Rachel, LLM     ?
Street, Chriss   ?
Takaki, Ronald T., PhD     ?
Taylor, Margaret H., JD     ?
Teel, Steven C.   ?
Urofsky, Melvin I., JD, PhD     ?
Vinik, Danny   ?
Walpin, Gerald, JD     ?
Warne, Frank Julian, PhD     ?
Warren, Francis E.     ?
Wei, William, PhD     ?
Wilt, Brenda J.   ?
Wittke, Carl, PhD     ?
Wong, Tom K., PhD     ?
Yamato, Alex, PhD     ?
II. Organization
- Pro -
Organizations Rating Position
AJC (formerly American Jewish Committee)   Pro
American Federation of Labor - Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO)   Pro
American Friends Service Committee (AFSC)   Pro
Catholic Legal Immigration Network (CLINIC)   Pro
Center for American Progress (CAP)   Pro
Church World Service   Pro
FWD.us   Pro
Immigrant Legal Resource Center (ILRC)   Pro
Los Angeles Times    Pro
National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals (NAHREP)   Pro
National Coalition for Haitian Rights (NCHR)   Pro
National Council of La Raza   Pro
National Immigration Law Center (NILC)   Pro
National League of Cities (NLC)   Pro
No More Deaths/No Mas Muertes   Pro
PICO (People Improving Communities through Organizing) National Network   Pro
Service Employees International Union (SEIU)   Pro
Texas Catholic Conference   Pro
US Conference of Catholic Bishops   Pro
- Not Clearly Pro or Con -
Organizations Rating Position
Adversity.Net   NC
American College of Physicians (ACP)   NC
American Immigration Law Foundation (AILF)   NC
Bear Stearns Companies Inc.   NC
Bloomberg View   NC
California Police Chiefs' Association   NC
California Senate Public Safety Committee   NC
Cooley Godward Kronish LLP   NC
Denver Post    NC
Deseret News   NC
Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF)   NC
Families For Freedom   NC
Greenville News   NC
Human Events   NC
Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (ICIRR)   NC
IndyBay   NC
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW)   NC
Japanese American Citizens League (JACL)   NC
Let Freedom Ring   NC
Major Cities Chiefs Association   NC
Mexican American Legal Defence and Educational Fund (MALDEF)   NC
Migration Policy Institute (MPI)   NC
Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA)   NC
Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlán (MEChA)   NC
National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ)   NC
National Association of Home Builders (NAHB)   NC
National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB)   NC
National Foundation for American Policy (NFAP)   NC
National Restaurant Association (NRA)   NC
New Jersey Alliance for Immigrant Justice   NC
No Border Wall   NC
Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC)   NC
Sanctuary 2014 (formerly New Sanctuary Movement)   NC
Secretaría de Relaciones Exteriores (SRE) (Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mexico)   NC
Small Business and Entrepreneurship Council   NC
Southwest Workers Union (SWU)   NC
University of Southern Alabama   NC
US Border Patrol Local 2544   NC
US Chamber of Commerce   NC
US Customs and Border Protection (USCBP)   NC
US Department of Homeland Security   NC
US Department of Justice (USDOJ)   NC
US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (USICE)   NC
Wall Street Journal    NC
Washington Times    NC
Western Governor's Association (WGA)   NC
- None Found -
Organizations Rating Position
About.com   ?
American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)   ?
Angel Island Association   ?
Boston Globe    ?
Canadian Network on Cuba (CNC)   ?
Center for Media and Democracy   ?
CNN (Cable News Network)    ?
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory   ?
Congressional Research Service   ?
Democracy Now!    ?
Denshô   ?
Ellis Island Foundation   ?
Encyclopaedia Britannica   ?
Field Institute   ?
FindLaw   ?
FreeAdvice.com   ?
Gallup   ?
Harvard University Library   ?
HG.org   ?
History Matters   ?
Human Rights Watch (HRW)   ?
Institute of Government Studies   ?
Lawyers.com   ?
Lower East Side Tenement Museum   ?
Marshall Project    ?
Minnesota Department of Administration   ?
Mozilla Foundation   ?
National Archives (UK)   ?
National Public Radio (NPR)    ?
National Review Editorial Board    ?
New America Media   ?
New York Times    ?
NewspaperARCHIVE.com   ?
Office of the Chief Actuary of the Social Security Administration (SSA)   ?
Open Borders   ?
Opinion Research Corporation   ?
Oyez Project at IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law   ?
Pew Research Center   ?
Public Broadcasting Service (PBS)    ?
Quinnipiac University Polling Institute   ?
Rasmussen Reports   ?
Reuters    ?
Siskind Susser Bland LLC   ?
Slate Magazine    ?
Stillwell Center for Advanced Studies in Sci and Tech Policy (formerly the Center for Advanced Studies in Science and Technology)   ?
Support for Teachers in Art (STArt)   ?
ThinkProgress    ?
University of California at Berkeley Library   ?
Urban Institute   ?
US Census Bureau   ?
US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)   ?
US Coast Guard (USCG)   ?
US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)   ?
US Department of State   ?
US Government Accountability Office (GAO)   ?
US Holocaust Memorial Museum   ?
US Immigration and Naturalization Service   ?
US Immigration Support   ?
US Internal Revenue Service (IRS)   ?
US Library of Congress (USLOC)   ?
US National Parks Service   ?
USA TODAY    ?
Washington Post    ?
White House Office of Strategic Initiatives & External Affairs   ?