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

Cass Ballenger, MBA Biography

Title:
U.S. Representative (R-NC)
Position:
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Should the Government Allow Immigrants Who Are Here Illegally to Become US Citizens?"
Reasoning:

“Pemex, the Mexican state monopoly, is inefficient and plagued by corruption. It needs a substantial reform of private investment in order to offer sufficient petroleum production to Mexico and the United States to nourish future economic growth. This, in turn, would slow down illegal immigration to the U.S.”

“House Committee for International Relations Resolution,” May 9, 2003

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
    Experts
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:
  • U.S. Representative (R-NC), 1986-2005 (retired)
  • State Senator, North Carolina, 1976-1986
  • State House of Representatives, North Carolina, 1974-1976
  • Chairman, House Subcommittee on Workforce Protections
  • Member, House Committee on Education and the Workforce
  • Member, Rotary International
  • Member, Delta Kappa Epsilon Fraternity
  • Member, National Council on the Arts
  • Member, National Student Leadership Conference
  • U.S. Veteran, U.S. Naval Air Corps, World War II
  • Education:
  • MBA, Amherst College, 1948
  • Attended the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 1945
  • High School Diploma, Episcopal High School, Virginia, 1944
  • Other:
    • None found
    Quoted in:
    1. Should States Issue Driver’s Licenses to Immigrants in the United States Illegally?