Last updated on: 9/1/2009 | Author: ProCon.org

James R. Edwards Jr., PhD Biography

Title:
Fellow at the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS)
Position:
Con to the question "Should the Government Allow Immigrants Who Are Here Illegally to Become US Citizens?"
Reasoning:

“As for mass amnesty, by legalizing millions of illegal immigrants, government does not show mercy. Rather, it obligates its citizens to bear the injustices aliens have committed against the body politic.”

James R. Edwards, Jr., “A Biblical Perspective on Immigration Policy,” cis.org, Sep. 2009

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
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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:
  • Fellow, Center for Immigration Studies (CIS), 2009-present
  • Principal, MITA (Man in the Arena) Group
  • Adjunct Fellow, Hudson Institute, 1999-2008
  • Founder and Principal, Olive, Edwards, & Cooper LLC (Washington, DC)
  • Professor, Political Science, Washington Semester Program, Claremont McKenna College
  • Professor, Communications, Union University
  • Assistant Vice President of Communications, Healthcare Leadership Council
  • Legislative Director for US Representative Ed Bryant (R – TN)
  • Senior Speechwriter, Republican National Committee
  • Staff member of US Representative John J. Duncan (R – TN) and US Senator Strom Thurmond (R – SC)
  • Member, Steering Committee, Antitrust Coalition for Consumer Choice in Health Care
Education:
  • PhD, Mass Communication, University of Tennessee
  • MA, Speech Communication, University of Georgia
  • BA, Speech Communication, University of Georgia
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Would Increasing Legal Immigration Reduce Illegal Immigration?