Last updated on: 5/4/2009 | Author: ProCon.org

Patrick J. Buchanan, MA Biography

Title:
American Politician, Author, and Syndicated Columnist
Position:
Con to the question "Should the Government Allow Immigrants Who Are Here Illegally to Become US Citizens?"
Reasoning:

“Conservatives should reject this ‘guest-worker’ program, even if it is Bush’s price tag for border protection. Far from solving the crisis, this Chamber of Commerce-LULAC scheme will mean final defeat, after decades of struggle to protect the borders. For though Bush may say, ‘I oppose amnesty,’ his guest-worker program is amnesty. Amnesty means no punishment and a reward for law-breaking. And that is exactly what Bush is proposing. In his guest-worker program, those who broke our laws and broke into our country get to stay and work for six years, then go home on sabbatical, then return to work permanently. What is that, if not rewarding law-breaking?”

“No amnesty, no deal, Mr. President,” www.buchanan.org, Dec. 7, 2005

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:
  • Editor Emeritus, American Conservative magazine, 2002-present
  • Television Host, Buchanan and Press, Microsoft Network Broadcast Company (MSNBC), 2002-2003
  • Presidential Candidate, Reform Party, 2000
  • Presidential Primary Republican Candidate, 1992 and 1996
  • Founder and Chairman of the The American Cause, 1993
  • White House Communications Director to U.S. President Ronald Reagan, 1985-1987
  • Television Host, Crossfire, Cable News Network (CNN), 1982-1999
    Commentarist, NBC Radio, 1978-1984
  • Radio Co-host, The Buchanan-Braden Program, 1976-1978
  • Special Assistant to U.S. President Gerald Ford, 1975
  • Senior Advisor to U.S. President, Richard Nixon, 1969-1974
  • Executive Assistant in the Nixon, Mudge, Rose, Guthrie, Alexander, and Mitchell Law Offices, New York City, 1965
  • Member of the Catholic fraternal order the Knights of Malta also known as the Knights Hospitaller
  • Member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans
  • In A Republic, Not an Empire, Buchanan advocates the U.S. purchase and annexation of Greenland
Education:
  • MA, Journalism, Columbia University, 1962
  • BA, English and Philosophy, Georgetown University, 1961
  • High School Diploma, Gonzaga College High School, 1956
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Should the United States Continue to Build a Fence or Wall along the US/Mexico Border?
  2. Are Mass Deportations a Good Method to Address Illegal Immigration?