Last updated on: 12/7/2007 | Author: ProCon.org

Michael Riley, MA Biography

Title:
Immigration Reporter at Denver Post
Position:
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Should the Government Allow Immigrants Who Are Here Illegally to Become US Citizens?"
Reasoning:

“Just about everyone caught on a 205-mile section of Texas border between Eagle Pass and Del Rio is now charged with a federal misdemeanor and sent before a judge, then to jail… The experience on this small stretch of Texas border strongly suggests that simply enforcing existing laws can create an effective deterrent and help end the border’s revolving door.”

“Criminal Crossing: Part 3,” Denver Post, Mar. 7, 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:
  • Immigration Reporter, Denver Post
  • Dispatcher Reporter, Houston Chronicle, Mexico City Bureau
  • Dispatcher Reporter, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Baltimore Sun, Newsweek, BusinessWeek, and The Economist
  • Bureau Chief, Casper Star Tribune
  • Speaker, Western Knights Center for Specialized Journalism
  • Winner, Inter America Press Association Fellowship
  • Named, Border Justice and Journalism Fellow
Education:
  • MA, Political Science, University of Minnesota
  • BA, Philosophy, Williams College
Other:
  • None found