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James Sensenbrenner, Esq., JD Biography

U.S. House Representative (R - WI)
Con to the question "Should the US Federal Government Provide a Path to Citizenship for Undocumented Immigrants?"

“I do not believe that illegal aliens should receive legal government documents, such as driver’s licenses… illegal aliens should not be granted amnesty and a path to citizenship. This would be a slap in the face to all those who have followed the law and have come to America legally.”

“James Sensenbrenner Not Deterred by Immigration Protests,” Bristol Herald Courier, Mar. 27, 2006

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • U.S. House Representative (R – WI); Chairman, Committee on the Judiciary, 1979-present
  • Defender of the Constitution Award, Conservative Political Action Conference, 2004
  • NAM Award for Manufacturing Legislative Excellence,National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), 2003-2004
  • Friend of the Shareholder Award, American Shareholders Association, 2001-2004
  • Americans for Tax Reform: Friend of the Taxpayer Award, 1997-1998, Hero of the Taxpayer Award, 1999-2004
  • Assistant Minority Leader, 1976-1979
  • Wisconsin State Senator, 1975-1979
  • Wisconsin State Representative, 1969-1975
  • Former practicing attorney
  • State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Waukesha County Republican Party
  • Riveredge Nature Center
  • American Philatelic Society
  • Friends of the Museum
  • Episcopal Church
  • JD, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1968
  • BA, Political Science, Stanford University, 1965
  • Married, two children
Quoted in:
  1. Should Overstaying a Visa Be Considered a Federal Crime instead of a Civil Offense?