Last updated on: 9/13/2013 | Author: ProCon.org

Robert Rector, MA Biography

Title:
Senior Research Fellow in Domestic Policy at the Heritage Foundation
Position:
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Should the Government Allow Immigrants Who Are Here Illegally to Become US Citizens?"
Reasoning:

“Although border security generally receives more attention, serious enforcement of current laws prohibiting the employment of illegals is also an important tool in an overall strategy to reduce illegal immigration.”

“Reducing Illegal Immigration through Employment Verification, Enforcement, and Protection,” www.heritage.org, Oct. 7, 2009

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:
  • Senior Research Fellow in Domestic Policy, Heritage Foundation, 1984-present
  • Commissioner, Millennial Housing Commission, 2001-2002
  • Consultant, federal welfare reform legislation, 1996 and 2006
  • Recipient, Dr. W. Glenn and Rita Ricardo Campbell Award
  • Former Legislative Assistant, Virginia House of Delegates
  • Former Analyst, US Office of Personnel Management
Education:
  • MA, Political Science, Johns Hopkins University
  • BA, College of William and Mary
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Do Undocumented Immigrants Pay Their "Fair Share" of Taxes?
  2. Is Illegal Immigration an Economic Burden to America?