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

Justin Raimondo Biography

Title:
Editorial Director, Antiwar.com
Position:
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Should the Government Allow Immigrants Who Are Here Illegally to Become US Citizens?"
Reasoning:

“Let’s be clear: Prop. 187 did not attack immigration. Immigration policy, however flawed, is set in Washington and remains unchanged. It did not even crack down on illegal immigration: the initiative said nothing about deporting or arresting illegals who come to live and work in the private sector. Illegals can attend any private school that would take them, or educate their children at home, as more and more citizens are doing anyway. The sole focus of Prop. 187 was forbidding non-citizens from looting the citizens of California. Even people who favor more immigration should have rallied behind 187; it would insure that people who come here intend to work. Even people who champion illegal immigration could have favored Prop. 187; it insured that illegals would not be leaching off the citizenry.”

“Victory in California,” The Free Market – Mises Institute Monthly, Jan. 1995

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Founder – Editorial Director and Writer, Antiwar.com, 1995-present
  • Supporter, Pat Buchanan presidential candidacies, 1992, 1996, and 2000
  • California’s 8th District Republican Candidate 1996, lost to Nancy Pelosi
  • Contributing Editor, The American Conservative
  • Senior Fellow, Randolph Bourne Institute
  • Staff, Anti-War John Randolph Club, 1989
  • Adjunct Scholar, The Ludwig von Mises Institute
  • Writer, Chronicles: A Magazine of American Culture
  • Member, Young Americans for Freedom, 1960’s
Education:
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Other:
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