Last updated on: 1/11/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

Phyllis Schlafly, JD Biography

Title:
Conservative Political Activist, Public Speaker, and Author
Position:
Con to the question "Should the Government Allow Immigrants Who Are Here Illegally to Become US Citizens?"
Reasoning:

“No Amnesty. Congress should stiffen its backbone against the Bush Administration plan to grant amnesty to illegal aliens… Millions of foreigners are ‘willing’ to work for a few dollars a day and Americans are not willing to work for Third World wages. Terminate H-1B visas, since the U.S. has thousands of unemployed American engineers and computer specialists. Since millions of Americans are without health insurance, repeal the federal laws that require local American taxpayers to pay for emergency medical care and schooling for illegal aliens, and enforce the law that forbids states to grant the subsidy of in-state college tuition to illegal aliens.”

“Get Borders and Illegal Immigration Under Control,” Human Events, Nov. 9, 2004

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Conservative Political Activist, Public Speaker, and Author, 1964-present
  • Member, Commission on the Bicentennial of the U.S. Constitution (appointed by Presindent Ronald Reagan), 1985-1991
  • Radio talk show on education called “Phyllis Schlafly Live,” 1989-present
  • Member of the Illinois Commission on the Status of Women, appointed by the Illinois Legislature, 1975-1985
  • Weekly television commentaries on Cable News Network (CNN), 1980-1983
  • Founder and President, The Eagle Forum, 1972
  • Commentator, “Spectrum,” semi-weekly CBS series
  • Testified in more than 50 Congressional and State Legislative committees on constitutional, national defense, and family issues
  • Republican Congressional Candidate, House of Representatives, Illinois, 1970
  • Republican Congressional Candidate, 1952
  • Member of the Administrative Conference of the United States
  • National Chairman of National Defense for the National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR)
  • National Chairman of the Bicentennial Committee
  • National Chairman of American History Month
  • Chapter Regent and Honorary Chapter Regent, DAR member of Ninian Edwards Chapter in Alton, Illinois
    Awards
  • Honorary LL.D. from Niagara University
  • Honorary Doctor of Christian Letters from Franciscan University of Steubenville
Education:
  • JD, Washington University Law School, St. Louis, 1978
  • MA, Government, Radcliffe College, 1945
  • AB, Washington University, St. Louis, 1944
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Does Illegal Immigration Pose a Terrorist Threat to the United States?