Last updated on: 8/27/2017 | Author: ProCon.org

Leonard Lance, JD, MPA Biography

Title:
US Representative (R-NJ)
Position:
Con to the question "Should the Government Allow Immigrants Who Are Here Illegally to Become US Citizens?"
Reasoning:

“I oppose granting amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants because it is unfair to those who have entered our country legally and an affront to the laws that we have established governing immigration and citizenship. This includes ensuring that illegal immigrants are not covered under any federal health care reform measure.

Instead of rewarding illegal behavior, we need to crack down on illegal immigration and secure the border.”

“Immigration,” lance.house.gov (accessed Aug. 29, 2017)

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Member, US House Committee on Energy and Commerce, 2011-present
  • Member, US House Financial Services Committee, 2009-2011
  • US Representative (R-NJ), Jan. 2009-present
  • Minority Leader, New Jersey Senate, 2004-2008
  • State Senator, 23rd Legislative District, New Jersey, 2002-2008
  • Former Member, New Jersey Council on the Humanities
  • Member, New Jersey General Assembly, 1991-2002
  • Assistant Counsel for County and Municipal Matters for Gov. Thomas H. Kean, 1983-1990
  • Law Clerk, Warren County Court (New Jersey), 1977-1978
Education:
  • JD, Vanderbilt University
  • MPA, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University
  • BA, Lehigh University
Other:
  • Twitter handle: @RepLanceNJ7
  • His great uncle and father also served in the New Jersey State Legislature
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