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

Don Hunter, MS Biography

Title:
Sheriff of Collier County, Florida
Position:
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Should the Government Allow Immigrants Who Are Here Illegally to Become US Citizens?"
Reasoning:

“Importantly though, it should not be necessary to physically arrest and remove each of these illegally present foreign nationals if attrition through worksite enforcement is permitted to function as it should. Clearly, illegal foreign nationals could neither remain in the U.S. nor would they have incentive to remain, if they were unable to find employment. The current law, though un-necessarily vast and complex, could insure the gross reduction of illegally present foreign nationals if we enforce the law.”

“Domestic Security and Illegal Immigration, A Review and Discussion of Issues,” www.colliersheriff.org, Oct. 2006

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Sheriff, Collier County, Florida, 1988-2007
  • Major Deputy Chief of Administration and Special Operations, Collier County, 1981-1988
  • Deputy Sheriff, Collier County, 1979-1981
  • Regional Administrator for the Southwest Florida Regional Planning Council, 1976-1979
  • Member, Alumni Board of Directors for the Florida State University
  • Member, National Sheriff’s Association
  • Member, Florida Sheriff’s Association
  • Member, International Association of Chiefs of Police
  • Member, National Military Intelligence Association,
  • Member, Police Executives Research Forum
Education:
  • MS, Criminology and Criminal Justice Planning, Florida State University, 1983
  • BS, Criminology, Florida State University, 1974
Other:
  • None found