Last updated on: 12/6/2007 | Author: ProCon.org

Janet Reno, LLD Biography

Title:
Former U.S. Attorney General
Position:
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Should the Government Allow Immigrants Who Are Here Illegally to Become US Citizens?"
Reasoning:

“We’ve got to understand that the problem is not immigration, it is illegal immigration. For those who are entitled to be here, we have got to assure that with due process. For those not entitled, we need to assure due process to them in a swift and understandable manner with no abuse from any agency”

“Doing the Right Thing,” by Paul Anderson, July 21, 1993

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:
  • U.S. Attorney General, 1993-2001
  • State Attorney, Dade County, Florida State Attorney’s Office, 1978-1993
  • Staff Attorney, Dade County, Florida State Attorney’s Office, 1973-1976
  • Staff Director, Judiciary Committee, Florida House of Representatives, 1971-1973
Education:
  • LLD, Harvard Law School, 1964
  • BS, Chemistry, Cornell University , 1960
  • High School Diploma, Coral Gables High School, Florida
Other:
  • First woman Attorney General of the United States