Last updated on: 2/6/2018 | Author: ProCon.org

John Culberson, JD Biography

Title:
Member of the US House of Representatives (R-TX)
Position:
Con to the question "Should the Government Allow Immigrants Who Are Here Illegally to Become US Citizens?"
Reasoning:

“Representative John Culberson introduced three bills, which if enacted, will immediately strengthen America’s immigration enforcement at the border and throughout the United States…

‘When this legislation is enacted, every illegal alien over the age of eighteen will be prosecuted wherever they’re found, criminal illegal aliens will be deported swiftly after serving their sentences, and existing law will be enforced with zero tolerance from Brownsville to San Diego,’ Rep. Culberson stated…

The Zero Tolerance for Illegal Entry Act (H.R. 5101) will expand the ‘zero tolerance’ program enacted in the Del Rio sector to the entire border. This legislation ensures that any individual, eighteen years or older, that illegally crosses the border will be prosecuted to the fullest extent under existing criminal law that has been in effect since the 1950’s.”

“Culberson Introduces Bills to Strengthen U.S. Immigration Laws,” culberson.house.gov, Apr. 29, 2016

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:
  • Member, US House of Representatives (R-TX), 2000-present
  • Member, House Appropriations Committee, Commerce, Justice, Science subcommittee; Homeland Security subcommittee, and Transportation Housing & Urban Development subcommittee
  • Founder, Let Texans Run Texas blog
  • Minority Whip, Texas State House of Representatives, 1999-2000
  • Member, Texas State House of Representatives, 1986-2000
  • Associate Civil Defense Attorney, Law Firm of Lorance and Thompson, 1985-2000
Education:
  • JD, South Texas College of Law, 1988
  • BA, History, Southern Methodist University, 1981
Other:
  • Twitter handle: @congculberson
Quoted in:
  1. Are Sanctuary Jurisdictions Good Policy?