Last updated on: 3/3/2009 | Author: ProCon.org

Dana Rohrabacher, MA Biography

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

“[I]t was personally offensive to me to hear that I and millions of people like me were being described by the President as not wanting to do what is right for America because we refused to support the Kennedy-Bush immigration bill currently being examined and going through the Senate.

There are literally hundreds of loopholes in that legislation. I believe the very basis of the legislation is flawed in its intent. The fact there are so many terrible aspects of this bill, one has to suggest that the bill’s intent was not the right intent to begin with. It was not a bill aimed at stemming illegal immigration, but instead this bill has some other intent, obviously.”

“Illegal Immigration – Comments on the Senate Bill,” Rohrabacher Congressional homepage, June 6, 2007

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Member, U.S. House of Representatives (R-CA), 1989-present
  • Ranking Member, International Organizations, Human Rights and Oversight Subcommittee, House Foreign Affairs Committee
  • Senior Member, House Committee on Science
  • Chairman, Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics, 1997-2005
  • Former Member, Ronald Reagan’s White House staff
  • Former Editorial Writer, Orange County Register
Education:
  • MA, American Studies, University of Southern California (USC), 1971
  • Graduated from California State University, Long Beach, 1969
Other:
  • Was elected to the U.S. House in 1988 with 66 percent of the vote, defeating Democrat Guy C. Kimbrough