Last updated on: 12/7/2007 | Author: ProCon.org

Charlie Norwood, DDS Biography

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

“Let me say up front that I respect the new leadership at the Department of Homeland Security and appreciate the fact that they are acknowledging the INS’ past mistakes. But there is no way the 2,000 agents they have assigned to find some 400,000 people can get the job done. They need help from the folks who come across these people everyday during routine traffic stops and during other activities in the course of their regular duty – police officers…”

House of Representatives statement to introduce H. R. 2671 – Clear Law Enforcement for Criminal Alien Removal Act of 2003, July 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:
  • US Representative (R-GA), 1994-2007
  • Dentist, 1967-1994
  • Captain, U.S. Army Dental Corps, 1967-1969
  • Awarded the Combat Medical Badge and two Bronze Stars for service in Vietnam
  • Member, American Legion
  • Member, Veterans of Foreign Wars
  • Member, Military Order of the World Wars
Education:
  • DDS, Georgetown University, 1967
  • BA, Georgia Southern University, 1964
Other:
  • Born: 1941
  • Deceased: 2007
Quoted in:
  1. Should State or Local Governments Help Enforce Federal Immigration Laws?