Last updated on: 2/5/2009 | Author: ProCon.org

Mike Turner, MBA, JD Biography

Title:
U.S. Representative, (R-OH)
Position:
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Should the Government Allow Immigrants Who Are Here Illegally to Become US Citizens?"
Reasoning:

“Recently, I voted against the Border Protection, Antiterrorism, and Illegal Immigration Control Act of 2005 (H.R. 4437). In principle, I am in favor of the goals and objectives of the legislation, but could not, in good conscience, vote for this bill because of the end result it would have produced… My concern with the legislation is that it makes all illegal immigrants felons. The extreme punishments in the bill mandate that those who assist illegal aliens are also felons. It would also become a felony to offer even humanitarian support to illegal immigrants. This would include Americans that do as much as show a little kindness such as offer a glass of water, give a little food, or even a ride. Currently, illegal immigrants are committing a civil offense.”

“House bill Falls Short on Immigration Reform,” The Times-Gazette, Feb. 22, 2006

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:
  • U.S. Representative, (R-OH), 2002 – present
  • National Trust for Historic Preservation America Hero Award, 2005
  • U.S. Chamber of Commerce Spirit of Enterprise Award, 2005
  • National Brownfields Association Leadership Award, 2005
  • U.S. Conference of Mayors 2005 National Legislative Leadership Award, 2005
  • American Planning Association 2005 Legislator of the Year
  • National Association of Manufacturing Award for Manufacturing Legislative Excellence, 2004
  • Americans for Tax Reform (ATR) Hero of the Taxpayer Award, 2004
  • National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB), 2004
  • Guardian of Small Business Award for the 108th Congress, 2004
  • Associated Builders and Contractors Award 100% Voting Record, 2004
  • Mayor of the City of Dayton, Ohio, 1993 – 1997 & 1997 – 2001
  • Corporate Lawyer, 1980 – 1993
Education:
  • JD, Case Western University School of Law
  • MBA, University of Dayton
  • BA, Ohio Northern University
Other:
  • None found