Last updated on: 2/29/2016 | Author: ProCon.org

Martin O'Malley, JD Biography

Title:
Former Governor of Maryland
Position:
Pro to the question "Should the Government Allow Immigrants Who Are Here Illegally to Become US Citizens?"
Reasoning:

“Comprehensive immigration reform means yes, sure, protecting our borders, protecting public safety but having a path to citizenship for all of those millions of our neighbors who have been caught in the switches. The pathway should be the ability to actually find the line that’s actually a line and be able to become a citizen in fairly short order…

It is not only important for newly arriving American immigrants. It’s important for all of us. Our fight for immigration reform is about bringing more of our neighbors out of the shadow economy and into the full light of an open and inclusive American economy.”

“Martin O’Malley Promises to Expand Obama’s Immigration Policies,” cbsnews.com, July 14, 2015

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
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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:
  • Democratic presidential candidate, May 30, 2015-Feb. 1, 2016
  • Governor, Maryland, Jan. 17, 2007-Jan. 21, 2015
  • Recipient, Betty Tyler award, Planned Parenthood, 2014
  • Recipient, Governors Arts Leadership award, Americans for the Arts, 2013
  • Recipient, The United States Conference of Mayors National Award for State Arts Leadership, 2013
  • Mayor, Baltimore, Maryland, Dec. 9, 1999-Jan. 17, 2007
  • Member, Baltimore City Council, 1991-1999
  • Assistant State’s Attorney, Baltimore, 1988-1990
  • Member, Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience, 2013-2015
  • Recipient, America’s Greatest Education Governor Award, National Education Association, 2010
  • Chair, Chesapeake Executive Council, 2007, 2008, 2013
  • Chair, Democratic Governors Association, 2011-2012
  • Co-Chair, Task Force on Federal-Local Law Enforcement, 2001-2007
  • Member, Board of Directors, Maryland African American Museum Corporation, 1999-2007
  • Recipient, Urban Innovation Award, Manhattan Institute for Policy Research, 2002
Education:
  • JD, University of Maryland, 1988
  • BA, Catholic University of America, 1985
Other:
  • Twitter handle: @MartinOMalley
  • Member of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Baltimore, Maryland