Last updated on: 1/6/2009 | Author: ProCon.org

David Aguilar, MA Biography

Title:
Chief of the Office of U.S. Border Patrol
Position:
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Should the Government Allow Immigrants Who Are Here Illegally to Become US Citizens?"
Reasoning:

“A key element of the Border Patrol’s ongoing efforts to deter illegal entry was the implementation and expansion of Expedited Removal to all Border Patrol Sectors. It is a removal process, which requires the mandatory detention of select classes of illegal migrants who can be removed from the U. S. without recourse to an Immigration Hearing. This class includes aliens who are present in the U.S. without having been admitted or paroled following inspection by an immigration officer at a designated POE, who are encountered by an immigration officer within 100 air miles of the U.S. border, and who are unable to establish their physical presence in the U.S. for the two-week period prior to the date of encounter.”

“Ask the White House,” www.whitehouse.gov, June 8, 2006

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:
  • Chief, Office of U.S. Border Patrol, 2004 – present
  • Border and Transportation Security Integrator, Arizona Border Control Initiative, 2004
  • President, Southern Arizona Federal Executive Association, 2004
  • Chief Patrol Agent, Tucson Sector U.S. Border Patrol, 1999 – 2004
  • Assistant Regional Director for Border Patrol in the Central Region, 1996 – 1999
  • Patrol Agent in Charge, Brownsville Station, 1995 – 1996
  • Patrol Agent in Charge, Rio Grande City Border Patrol Station, 1992 – 1995
  • Patrol Agent in Charge, Dallas Border Patrol Station, 1988 – 1992
  • First Line Supervisor and Assistant Patrol Agent in Charge, Laredo Border Patrol Station, 1978 – 1988
  • Awarded the Commissioner’s Award for Group Achievement, Dallas Border Patrol Station, and Brownsville Border Patrol Stations
Education:
  • MA, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, 1999
  • BA, Government, Laredo State University & University of Texas at Arlington
  • AS, Accounting
Other:
  • None found