Last updated on: 3/14/2018 | Author: ProCon.org

Jeff Sessions, JD Biography

Title:
84th United States Attorney General
Position:
Con to the question "Should the Government Allow Immigrants Who Are Here Illegally to Become US Citizens?"
Reasoning:

“I will not support citizenship for people who entered the country illegally…

There needs to be some difference between what we do for a person who enters the country legally and those who enter illegally.

And there’s no moral, no legal, no principled reason why this United States government should reward people who broke the law and entered the country illegally with every benefit that you give to somebody who comes lawfully.”

“Sessions Takes on Senate Immigration Gang, Vows to ‘Expose’ Flawed Bill,” cnn.com, May 21, 2013

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:
  • 84th United States Attorney General, Feb. 9, 2017-Nov. 7, 2018
  • US Senator (R-AL), 1997-Feb. 8, 2017
  • Recipient, Reserve Officers Association Minuteman of the Year Award, 2000
  • Alabama Attorney General, Jan. 1995- Jan. 1997
  • United States Attorney for the Southern District of Alabama, 1981-1993
  • Lawyer (private practice), Mobile, Alabama, 1977-1981
  • Captain, US Army Reserve, 1975-1985
  • Lawyer (private practice), Russellville, Alabama, 1973-1975
Education:
  • JD, University of Alabama, 1973
  • BA, Huntingdon College, 1969
Other:
  • Twitter Handle: @jeffsessions
  • Legal name is Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III
  • Born Dec. 24, 1946 in Selma, Alabama
Quoted in:
  1. Are DACA and the DREAM Act Good for America?
  2. Should E-Verify Be Mandatory for All Employers?
  3. Should State or Local Governments Help Enforce Federal Immigration Laws?
  4. Are Sanctuary Jurisdictions Good Policy?