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Raúl Labrador, JD Biography

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

“The people that came here illegally knowingly — I don’t think they should have a path to citizenship. If you knowingly violated our law, you violated our sovereignty, I think we should normalize your status but we should not give you a pathway to citizenship. “Some people are calling it a blue card or a red card [as opposed to a green card], I think we should treat them with dignity, but we should also be fair to millions of people that are waiting in line, that are trying to do it the right way.”

Sahil Kapur”Labrador: House GOP Won’t Vote for Pathway to Citizenship,” Talking Points Memo website, Feb. 7, 2013

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:
  • Member, Natural Resources and Judiciary Committees
  • Founder, House Freedom Caucus, 2015
  • US Representative (R-ID), Jan. 3, 2011-present
  • State Representative, Idaho House of Representatives, Dec. 1, 2006-Dec. 1, 2010
  • Lawyer
  • Former Law Clerk, US District Court, Boise, Idaho
  • Mormon Missionary, Chile, 1987-1989
Education:
  • JD, University of Washington, 1995
  • BA, Spanish with an emphasis on Latin American Literature, Bringham Young University, 1992
Other:
  • Twitter handle: @Raul_Labrador
  • He and his wife, Rebecca, have five children
  • Born on Deb. 8, 1967 in Carolina, Puerto Rico
  • Is a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
Quoted in:
  1. Should the Government Allow Immigrants Who Are Here Illegally to Become US Citizens?