Last updated on: 1/3/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

Rajeev Goyle, JD Biography

Title:
Kansas State Representative (D-87th)
Position:
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Should the Government Allow Immigrants Who Are Here Illegally to Become US Citizens?"
Reasoning:

“The cost assessment presented in this report hopefully illustrates the false allure of adopting a mass deportation policy as a response to the challenges threatening our immigration system… Implementing such a policy would seriously jeopardize our commitment to secure the homeland and pay for our commitments overseas, as well as threaten other vital national priorities… In sum, dealing with the problem of the undocumented is an issue of increasing national urgency. Policymakers must address the problem seriously; not with the costly and unrealistic idea of mass deportation.”

“Deporting the Undocumented: A Cost Assessment,” Center for American Progress, July 2005

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
    Experts
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:
  • Kansas State Representative (D-87th), 2006 – present
  • Senior Domestic Policy Analyst, Center for American Progress
  • Staff Attorney, American Civil Liberties Union of Maryland
  • Researcher, NAACP [National Association for the Advancement of Colored People] Legal Defense Fund
  • Researcher, Truth and Reconciliation Commission, South Africa, 1998
  • Recognized by Dennis McKinney, House Democratic Leader (D-116th) for Perfect Attendance Record 2007 Legislative Session
  • Member, House Veterans, Military and Homeland Security Committee; Taxation Committee; and Judiciary Committee
  • Fellow, The Skadden Fellowship Foundation for the Harvard Law School “Advancement Project”
  • Honor Student, Harvard Law School, Community Service
  • Guest, “The Radio Factor” with Bill O´Reilly
Education:
  • JD, Harvard Law School, 2000
  • Attended, Duke University, 1997
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Are Mass Deportations a Good Method to Address Illegal Immigration?