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

Jim Gilchrist, MBA, CPA Biography

Title:
Founder and President of The Minuteman Project
Position:
Con to the question "Should the Government Allow Immigrants Who Are Here Illegally to Become US Citizens?"
Reasoning:

“I think there may be as many as 33 millions illegals in the United States. By granting amnesty, we’ll send a message that our immigration laws are not enforced and the more of you get in here, the greater the chances of getting amnesty. If this law [Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act of 2006, S2611] is passed, I would say that by the year 2025, we may have another 150 million illegals and we’ll be a nation governed by mob rule.”

“Jim Gilchrist of Minuteman Project on Immigration, Terror, Elections,” Global Politician, May 31, 2007

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Founder and President of The Minuteman Project, 2004 – 2007
  • Congressional Candidate for the American Independent Party defeated by John Campbell (D-CA), 2005
  • Certified Public Accountant
  • Freelance Journalist, 1971 – 1973
  • U.S. Marine, 1966-1969
  • Recipient of the Purple Heart after being wounded at the Vietnam War, 1969
  • Vietnam War Veteran
Education:
  • CPA, school unknown
  • MBA, Taxation, Golden Gate University, 1983
  • BS, Business Administration, California State Polytechnic University, 1979
  • BA, Journalism, University of Rhode Island, 1973
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Are Mass Deportations a Good Method to Address Illegal Immigration?
  2. Is Illegal Immigration an Economic Burden to America?