Last updated on: 1/8/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

Arnold Schwarzenegger Biography

Title:
38th. Governor of California
Position:
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Should the Government Allow Immigrants Who Are Here Illegally to Become US Citizens?"
Reasoning:

“I am writing to urge Congress to act this year to pass comprehensive immigration reform. We must find a permanent solution to our broken immigration system, and I believe that this is our chance to restore America’s status as both a country of immigrants and a nation of laws. In California, we face a crisis not of our own making. The federal government’s failure to pass comprehensive immigration reform legislation is a reality we live with everyday in our schools, workplaces and hospitals. We can no longer ignore this issue or try to solve the problem at the margins. We need federal action to better secure our national borders and to create a temporary worker program that will ensure that every person in our nation is documented. Congress must address the problem head-on by passing comprehensive legislation that secures our border, protects taxpayers and creates a forward-looking labor policy to meet the needs of our economy.”

“Gov. Schwarzenegger Urges Congress to Pass Comprehensive Immigration Reform, Increase Border Security,” Press Release, May 17, 2007

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:
  • 38th. Governor of California, 2003-present
  • Elected, “Top 100 People Who Help Shape the World,” Time Magazine, 2007
  • Winner, Muhammad Ali Humanitarian Award, 2002
  • Actor (see selected Films below)
  • Winner, Blockbuster Entertainment Award, Batman & Robin, 1998
  • Winner, MTV Movie Award, Terminator 2: Judgment Day, 1992
  • Winner, Mr. Olympia, 1970-1975, 1980
  • Professional Bodybuilder, 1967-1980
  • Serviceman, Austrian Army, 1965
  • Star on the Walk of Fame, 6764 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood
  • Winner, Golden Globe Awards, Stay Hungry, 1977
  • Winner, Mr. Universe, National Pro Bodybuilders Association (NABBA), 1968, 1969, 1970
  • Winner, Mr. Universe, National Amateur Bodybuilders Association (NABBA), 1967
  • Winner, Junior Mr. Europe, 1965
  • Nominated (seven times), Saturn Awards, Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films
Education:
  • Attended University of Wisconsin
Other:
  • None found