Last updated on: 2/3/2009 | Author: ProCon.org

John T. Doolittle, JD Biography

Title:
Former US Congressman (R-CA)
Position:
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Should the Government Allow Immigrants Who Are Here Illegally to Become US Citizens?"
Reasoning:

“The problem of illegal immigration continues to grow in California, and we must make reforms to curb future illegal immigration into the state. Irrespective of ancestry, an immigrant illegally entering the United States has broken the law. Congress must enact provisions to heighten enforcement of our borders and eliminate the social welfare benefits that attract illegal immigrants to our country. As a member of the House Immigration Reform Caucus, I am working with my colleagues to formulate legislation to improve our nation’s immigration policies.”

“Fight Illegal Immigration,” Issues – Illegal Immigration, Doolittle.house.gov (accessed Dec. 19, 2007)

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:
  • U.S. Congressman (R-CA), 1991-present
  • California State Senator, 1981-1990
  • Chairman, Californian Senate Republican Caucus, 1987-1990
  • Aide, California State Senator H.L. Richardson (R-Sacramento), 1979
  • Mormon Missionary, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Argentina, 1973-1974
Education:
  • JD, McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific, 1978
  • BA, History, University of California, Santa Cruz, 1972
  • High School Diploma, Cupertino High School, 1968
Other:
  • None found