Last updated on: 9/7/2010 | Author: ProCon.org

Angelo I. Amador, MLL Biography

Title:
Director of Immigration Policy at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Position:
Con to the question "Should the Government Allow Immigrants Who Are Here Illegally to Become US Citizens?"
Reasoning:

“The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is hopeful that a comprehensive immigration reform bill will get passed this year. Any immigration reform package must promote increased security, earned adjustment for undocumented workers already in the U.S. and an essential workers’ program to address future labor shortages. Enforcement alone is not the solution. The reality is that even the most anti-immigrant legislators in this country are not talking about deporting 12 million undocumented workers, which make up about 5% of the American workforce. The business community supports giving these workers legal status, so they will not be subject to exploitation by allowing them to become more able to exercise their rights under U.S. laws. However, legalizing most of the twelve million without future flow program is nothing more than setting ourselves up to re-create the mistakes of the past 20 years. Now is the time to move forward with real solutions in regards to immigration.”

“Comprehensive Immigration Reform,” U.S. Chamber of Commerce Radio Actuality, Feb. 12, 2007

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
  Organizations/VIPs/Others
Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Director of Immigration Policy, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
  • Executive Director, Americans for Better Borders (ABB)
  • Assistant Director/Legislative Counsel, Intergovernmental Affairs Division, Office of the Governor of Puerto Rico
  • Staff Attorney, Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF)
  • Clerk, Honorable David T. Stitt, 19th Judicial Circuit of Virginia
  • Attorney, private practice
  • Recipient, Thomas Bradbury Chetwood Award, Georgetown University Law Center
Education:
  • MLL, International and Comparative Law, Georgetown University Law Center
  • JD, cum laude, George Mason University School of Law
  • MA, International Transactions, George Mason University
  • BA, Business, University of Maryland
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Should Employers Who Unknowingly Hire Undocumented Immigrants Receive Lighter Penalties?