Last updated on: 2/28/2018 | Author: ProCon.org

Ronald Mortensen, PhD Biography

Title:
Fellow at the Center for Immigration Studies
Position:
Con to the question "Should the Government Allow Immigrants Who Are Here Illegally to Become US Citizens?"
Reasoning:

“If we are to put an end to illegal immigration and to prevent amnesty for tens of millions of illegal aliens, we will have to incorporate tactics used by our opponents into our existing efforts rather than counting on them to make still more mistakes.

If we will take our facts and figures, our love for America and the Constitution, and our dedication to the rule of law and add to them emotion coupled with a human face, we will be able to win the battle on illegal immigration… And we will be able to conclusively and finally defeat efforts to provide amnesty for the tens of millions of illegal aliens who have violated our immigration laws and who are committing multiple job-related felonies and other crimes every day that they are in the United States.”

“A Strategy for Winning the Immigration Battle,” cis.org, Aug. 24, 2010

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Fellow, Center for Immigration Studies, 2009-present
  • Co-Founder, Utah Coalition on Illegal Immigration
  • Founder, Citizensfortaxfairness.org
  • Blogger, Awarenessispower.org
  • Team Leader, United States Disaster Assistance Response Team, Iraq, 2014-2017
  • Visiting Professor, Deep Springs College, 2010 and 2012
  • Human Resource Director, Winter Olympics, 2002
  • Former Senior Executive, Society for Human Resource Management
  • Foreign Service Officer, US Department of State, 1981-1997
  • Visiting Scholar, University of Utah, 1991
  • Staff member, Office of Presidential Advance, 1986
Education:
  • PhD, Political Science, University of Utah
  • Attended Bountiful High School
Other:
  • None Found
Quoted in:
  1. Are DACA and the DREAM Act Good for America?