Last updated on: 1/9/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

Hal Rogers, LLB Biography

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

“Just a few weeks ago, we discussed the Secure Border Initiative with CBP [U.S. Customs and Border Protection]. We discussed that it is perhaps the integration of effort among CBP, ICE [U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement], and CIS [U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services] into a more efficient and effective system that is yielding real results in DHS’ [Department of Homeland Security] efforts to secure the border, improve immigration enforcement, and reform our immigration system…

I know the challenge is enormous; I know the task is difficult. Rest assured, no one wants to see you [Julie L. Myers, Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security for ICE, and Emilio Gonzalez, Director of CIS] succeed more than the Members of this Subcommittee. And so, I remain optimistic at the signs of progress we are seeing. The integration of the Secure Border Initiative is certainly making a real difference in the reform of our immigration system.”

“Priorities in Enforcing Immigration Laws and Temporary Worker Program,” Congressional Hearing Statement as Chairman of the Subcommittee on Homeland Security, Mar. 27, 2007

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. House Representative (R-KY), 1980 – present
  • Member, House Appropriations Committee, 1983 – present
  • Chairman, Subcommittee on Homeland Security, 2003 – present
  • Member of the Congressional “College of Cardinals” (elite group of 12 House members who chair a House Appropriations Subcommittee)
  • Chairman, Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies, 2007
  • Chairman, Subcommittee on Transportation, 2001 – 2002
  • Chairman, Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, State and the Judiciary, 1995 – 2000
  • Republican Nominee for Kentucky’s Lieutenant Governor, 1979
  • Kentucky & North Carolina National Guard, 1957 – 1964
  • Honorary degrees from: Morehead State University, Cumberland College, Lincoln Memorial University, Lindsey Wilson College, Pikeville College, and Union College
Education:
  • LLB, University of Kentucky, 1964
  • BA, University of Kentucky, 1962
Other:
  • None found