- Former Governor of California
- Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Should the Government Allow Immigrants Who Are Here Illegally to Become US Citizens?"
“187 was a protest, the loudest, clearest taxpayer protest since the Boston Tea Party. 187 was, I think, remarkable. And it was scuttled by the courts… but hell, 187 would pass today, I think perhaps by a greater margin.”
“Working for Arnold, A Conversation with Schwarzenegger Co-chairman Pete Wilson, ” National Review Online, Aug. 19, 2003
- Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
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:
- Co-chairman, Arnold Schwarzenegger’s gubernatorial campaign, 2003
- Former Governor of California, 1991 – 1999
- Ran for President of the United States, 1996
- U.S. Senator (R-CA), 1983 – 1991
- City Mayor, San Diego, California, 1971 – 1983
- California State Assemblyman, 1967 – 1971
- Private Attorney, 1964 – 1967
- Staff, Presidential Campaign of Barry Goldwater, 1964
- Criminal Defense Attorney, 1963 – 1964
- Staff, Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Richard M. Nixon, 1962 – 1963
- Officer, Infantry Platoon Commander, U.S. Marines, 1956 – 1959
- Sponsor of Californian Proposition 187
- Member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, sponsored the implementation of President Reagan’s Strategic Defense Initiative
- Named the Senate’s “Watchdog of the Treasury” for each of his eight years in Washington D.C.
- Signed into law “Three Strikes,” (25 years to life for repeat felons), and “One Strike,” (25 years to life upon the first conviction of aggravated rape or child molestation.)
- Resumed the death penalty in California, after 25 years of moratorium.
- JD, Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California, Berkeley, 1962
- BA, English, Yale University, 1956
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