Last updated on: 12/3/2007 | Author: ProCon.org

Phil Gingrey, MD Biography

Title:
U.S. Representative (R-GA)
Position:
Con to the question "Should the Government Allow Immigrants Who Are Here Illegally to Become US Citizens?"
Reasoning:

“Immigration policy should be based on and adhere to the rule of law. Immigration laws must be enforced consistently and uniformly throughout the United States… Those who enter or remain in the United States in violation of the law shall be detained and removed expeditiously. Illegal aliens shall not accrue any benefit, including U.S. citizenship, as a result of their illegal entry or presence in the United States… Illegal aliens currently in the United States may be afforded a one-time opportunity to leave the country without being prosecuted. Those who do not take advantage of this opportunity will be removed and permanently barred from returning.”

“Issues, Immigration,” gingrey.house.gov (accessed June 18, 2007)

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • U.S. Representative (R-GA), 1998-2002, 2003-present
  • Chairman, City of Marietta School Board
  • Resident, Medical College of Georgia
  • Intern, Grady Memorial Hospital, Atlanta
  • Member, Armed Services Congressional Committee
  • Member, Science Congressional Committee
  • Co-Chair, Medical and Dental Doctors in Congress Caucus
  • Member, Immigration Reform Caucus
  • Member, Second Amendment Taskforce
  • Member, Victory in Iraq Caucus
  • Member, Republican Study Committee
  • Member, Textile Caucus
  • Member, Washington Waste Watchers
  • Member, House Caucuses for the Army, Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps
  • Member, Pro-Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Marietta OB-GYN Affiliates
  • Member, Medical Association of Georgia
Education:
  • MD, Obstetrics-Gynecology, Medical College of Georgia
  • BS, Chemistry, Georgia Tech
Other:
  • Delivered 5,200 babies
Quoted in:
  1. Should the Government Allow Immigrants Who Are Here Illegally to Become US Citizens?
  2. Would Increasing Legal Immigration Reduce Illegal Immigration?