Last updated on: 12/19/2016 | Author: ProCon.org

Michael McCaul, JD Biography

Title:
Member of the US House of Representatives (R-TX)
Position:
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Should the Government Allow Immigrants Who Are Here Illegally to Become US Citizens?"
Reasoning:

“History has proven that unilateral action on immigration simply perpetuates a cycle of illegal entry into this country. This was true under the 1986 amnesty and it has been true under DACA, which enticed 60,000 unaccompanied children to make the perilous journey across our border this summer. We will see a wave of illegal immigration because of the president’s actions, and in no way is the Department of Homeland Security prepared to handle such a surge. Furthermore, the president knows any immigration reforms will be ineffective as long as our border remains insecure.”

“President’s Actions Tonight Threaten Our Democracy,” mccaul.house.gov, Nov. 20, 2014

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:
  • Member, US House of Representatives (R-TX), 2005-present
  • Chairman, US House Committee of Homeland Security, Jan. 2013-present
  • Chairman, US-Mexico Inter-Parliamentary Group
  • Member, US House Committee on Foreign Affairs
  • Co-Founder and Co-Chair, Congressional High Tech Caucus
  • Co-Founder and Co-Chair, Cybersecurity Caucus
  • Co-Chair, Congressional Childhood Cancer Caucus
  • Recipient, St. Mary’s Distinguished Graduate award, 2009
  • Deputy Attorney General, Texas Attorney General’s Office, 2002
  • Former Chief of Counter Terrorism and National Security, US Attorney’s Office
  • Former Federal Prosecutor, Public Integrity Unit, US Department of Justice
Education:
  • Graduate, Senior Executive Fellows Program, School of Government, Harvard University
  • JD, St. Mary’s School of Law, 1987
  • BA, Business and History, Trinity University, 1984
  • Attended Jesuit College Preparatory School of Dallas
Other:
  • With an estimated net worth of at least $107.6 million in Nov. 2015, McCaul was the second-wealthiest member of Congress.
  • Twitter handle: @RepMcCaul
Quoted in:
  1. Should US Customs and Border Enforcement Use Military Equipment to Help Prevent Illegal Immigration?