Last updated on: 2/5/2009 | Author: ProCon.org

Hillary Rodham Clinton, JD Biography

Title:
U.S. Senator (D-NY)
Position:
Pro to the question "Should the Government Allow Immigrants Who Are Here Illegally to Become US Citizens?"
Reasoning:

“The American people support comprehensive immigration reform–not just because it is the right thing to do, but because it strengthens families, our economy, and our country. Congress must pass comprehensive immigration reform that provides a path to citizenship, treats every person with dignity, upholds the rule of law, protects our borders and national security, and brings millions of hardworking people into the formal economy.”

Clinton for America, “America Needs Comprehensive Immigration Reform with a Pathway to Citizenship,” hillaryclinton.com (accessed Sep. 25, 2015)

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:
  • 2008 Democratic Candidate for U.S. President
  • U.S. Senator (D-New York), 2000-present
  • Member, Senate Armed Services Committee
  • Member, Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works
  • Member, Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions
  • Member, Senate Special Committee on Aging
  • First Lady of the United States, 1993-2000
  • First Lady of Arkansas, 1979-1981, 1983-1993
  • Co-founder, Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families
  • Chairperson, Task Force on National Health Care Reform, 1993
  • Board Member, TCBY Yogurt Company, 1985-1992
  • Board Member, Wal-Mart, 1985-1992
  • Boardmember, Legal Services Corporation, 1978
  • Partner, Rose Law Firm, 1976-1992
  • Faculty, University of Arkansas Law School, 1975-1976
  • House Judiciary Committee, 1974
  • Former Chairperson, American Bar Association’s Commission on Women
  • Former Chairperson, Arkansas Educational Standards Committee
  • Former Boardmember, Arkansas Children’s Hospital
  • Former Boardmember, Legal Services Corporation
  • Former Boardmember, Children’s Defense Fund
  • Former Boardmember, Child Care Action Campaign
  • Former Boardmember, Children’s Television Workshop
Education:
  • JD, Yale Law School, 1973
  • BA, Wellesley College, 1969
Other:
  • Married to Bill Clinton, 42nd President of the United States
Quoted in:
  1. Should the Government Allow Immigrants Who Are Here Illegally to Become US Citizens?