Last updated on: 5/21/2013 | Author: ProCon.org

John H. Barnhill, PhD Biography

Title:
Independent Historian
Position:
Con to the question "Should the Government Allow Immigrants Who Are Here Illegally to Become US Citizens?"
Reasoning:

“Somewhere between three million and eleven million people are in the United States illegally. During the visit of Mexican President Vicente Fox, President George W. Bush said he wants to make working legal in the United States, possibly for up to the three million whom his administration believes are here illegally. President Bush should go further. He should legalize residency for those who are currently here working without government permission. The United States can handle the increased population; the United States needs more people.”

“Make Residency, Not Just Working, Legal,” www.historynewsservice.org, Sep. 10, 2001

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:
  • Independent historian
  • Writer, History News Service
  • Employee, Defense Information Systems Agency Area Command
  • Reviewer, Air Force Research Institute Book Reviews
Education:
  • PhD, Twentieth Century American History, Oklahoma State University, 1981
Other:
  • Lives in Houston, TX