Last updated on: 3/20/2018 | Author: ProCon.org

Hans A. von Spakovsky, JD Biography

Title:
Senior Legal Fellow at the Heritage Foundation
Position:
Con to the question "Should the Government Allow Immigrants Who Are Here Illegally to Become US Citizens?"
Reasoning:

“Providing amnesty would simply attract even more illegal immigration and would not solve the myriad of enforcement problems we have along our borders and in the interior of the country. The federal government, with the assistance and help of state and local governments, should concentrate on enforcing existing immigration laws to reduce the illegal alien population in the U.S. and stem entry into the country.”

“Why Congress Should Not Legalize DACA: The Myths Surrounding the Program,” heritage.org, Dec. 4, 2017

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Senior Legal Fellow, Meese Center for Legal and Judicial Studies, Heritage Foundation, 2008-present
  • Manager, Election Law Reform Initiative, Heritage Foundation
  • Member, Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity (established by President Trump)
  • Member, Georgia and Tennessee bar associations
  • Member, Voting Integrity Project
  • Member, Federalist Society
  • Member, Policy Board, American Civil Rights Union
  • Former Counsel, US Justice Department
  • Former Manager, Civil Justice Reform Initiative
  • Former Member, Board of Advisors, Election Assistance Commission
  • Lawyer, Bush campaign, Florida presidential election recount, 2000
  • Former Vice Chairman, Fairfax County Electoral Board
  • Former member, Virginia Advisory Board to the US Commission on Civil Rights
  • Former member, Board of Advisors, US Election Assistance Commission
  • Former Chairman, Republican Party of Fulton County, GA
  • Former appointee, Fulton County Board of Registrations and Elections
Education:
  • JD, Vanderbilt University, 1984
  • BS, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1981
Other:
  • Twitter handle: @HvonSpakovsky
Quoted in:
  1. Are DACA and the DREAM Act Good for America?