Last updated on: 1/9/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

John Fonte, PhD Biography

Title:
Senior Fellow at the Hudson Institute
Position:
Con to the question "Should the Government Allow Immigrants Who Are Here Illegally to Become US Citizens?"
Reasoning:

“If Reid-Kennedy [S 2611] or Pence-Hutchison ‘Compromise Plan’ becomes law, 11-12 million illegal immigrants will be eligible for U.S. citizenship, while, at the same time, retaining citizenship to their birth nations greatly exacerbating the dual allegiance problem and encouraging the diminution of loyalty to the United States. Thus, if Reid-Kennedy or Pence-Hutchison passes, we will not simply repeat the mistakes of 1986, but make the situation worse. Both Reid-Kennedy and Pence-Hutchison are amnesties. Let’s not make the amnesty mistake again with either Reid-Kennedy or Pence-Hutchison”

“Is the Reid-Kennedy Bill a Repeat of the Failed Amnesty of 1986?” Hearing Before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary, Sep. 1, 2006

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Senior Fellow at the Hudson Institute, 1999 – present
  • Visiting Scholar, American Enterprise Institute
  • Senior Researcher, U.S. Department of Education
  • Program Administrator, National Endowment for the Humanities
  • Consultant, the Texas Education Agency, the Virginia Department of Education, the California Academic Standards Commission, the American Federation of Teachers, and the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Lithuania
  • Principal Advisor, Civitas: A Framework for Civic Education
  • Member, Board of the American Council for Trustees and Alumni
  • Former member, Steering Committee, Congressional National Assessment for Education Progress
Education:
  • PhD, World History, University of Chicago
  • MA, History, University of Arizona
  • BA, History, University of Arizona
Other:
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