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Pete King, JD Biography

US Representative (R-NY)
Pro to the question "Should the Government Allow a Path to Citizenship for Undocumented Immigrants?"

“I believe that a confluence of events makes it possible at this time to create legislation that would (a) establish strong and real border controls and enforcement and (b) provide undocumented immigrants with the mechanism to pursue legal status and, ultimately, obtain citizenship… I fully understand and appreciate the argument that illegal behavior should not be rewarded. The reality though is that we are not going to deport 11 million immigrants… Once legalized–and after compliance with conditions such as learning English and paying backtaxes [sic]–they should be eligible to apply for citizenship. The alternative would be a permanent unassimilated underclass similar to what exists in several European countries.”

Letter to John Boehner,, Apr. 23, 2014

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • United States Representative (R-NY), Jan. 3, 1993-present
  • Member, United States House Committee on Financial Services, 2007-present
  • Member, United States House Committee on Homeland Security, 2007-present
  • Chairman, United States House Committee on Financial Services, 2005-2006
  • Member, United States House Committee on International Relations, 2005-2006
  • Comptroller, Nassau County , 1981-1993
  • Hempstead Town Council, 1977-1981
  • General Counsel, Nassau Off-Track Betting, 1977
  • Executive Assistant, Nassau County, 1974-1976
  • Deputy Attorney, Nassau County, 1972-1974
  • 69th Infantry Regiment, New York National Guard, 1968-1973
  • JD, University of Notre Dame Law School, 1968
  • BA, Political Science, Saint Francis College, 1965
  • Twitter handle: @RepPeteKing
  • Lives in Seaford, NY with his wife, Rosemary
  • Has two children and two grandchildren
Quoted in:
  1. Should the United States Continue to Build a Fence or Wall along the US/Mexico Border?