Last updated on: 12/6/2007 | Author: ProCon.org

Albert Arnold Gore, Jr. Biography

Title:
45th Vice President of the United States
Position:
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Should the Government Allow Immigrants Who Are Here Illegally to Become US Citizens?"
Reasoning:

“I urge Congress to allow families to remain together in the United States while immigration applications are pending, rather than force them to return to their home country, and to permit qualified long-term migrants who have lived in the United States since 1986 to become lawful permanent residents [legalization] and retain their substantial tie to this country.”

“Al Gore on Our Issues,” AsianWeek.com, Oct. 26, 2000

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
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Individuals with advanced degrees in fields relevant to immigration. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to immigration.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Nobel Peace Prize Nominee, 2007
  • Recipient of the Webby Awards for Lifetime Achievement for Three Decades of Contributions to the Internet, honored by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, 2005
  • Co-founder of INdTV Holdings, subsidiary of NewsWorld International Channel, 2004
  • Founder and Chair of Generation Investment Management, 2004
  • Senior Advisor to Google Inc., 2003
  • Member of the board of directors of Apple Inc., 2003
  • Vice Chairman of Metropolitan West Financial LLC, 2001
  • Visiting Professor at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, Middle Tennessee State University, University of California, Los Angeles, and Fisk University, 2000
  • 45th Vice President of the United States, 1992-2000
  • Democratic candidate for President of the United States, 2000
  • U.S. Senate (D-TN), 1984-1992
  • U.S. House of Representatives (D-TN) 6th District, 1982-1984
  • U.S. House of Representatives (D-TN) 4th District, 1976-1982
  • US Army. Served in Vietnam, 1969-1971
Education:
  • Attended Vanderbilt Law School, 1974-1976
  • Attended Vanderbilt University Divinity School, 1971-1972
  • BA, Government, Harvard University, 1969
Other:
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