Last updated on: 2/3/2011 | Author: ProCon.org

Russ Feingold, JD Biography

Title:
Former US Senator (D-WI)
Position:
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Should the Government Allow Immigrants Who Are Here Illegally to Become US Citizens?"
Reasoning:

“It is time for Congress to act. So I would like to take a moment to recognize the hard work of my colleagues, Senators Kennedy and McCain. They have introduced legislation that I believe would address many of the issues plaguing the current system. The Secure America and Orderly Immigration Act would vastly improve border security, and would bring meaningful reform to our immigration system in a way that reflects economic reality and the value of keeping families together. I commend them for their efforts, and I intend to support their bill when it comes before the Committee, which I hope will be soon.”

“Comprehensive Immigration Reform,” Hearing Before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary, July 26, 2005

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
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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:
  • US Senator (D-WI), 1992 – 2011
  • Charles Dick Medal of Merit, National Guard Association of the United States, 2004
  • Golden Triangle Award, National Farmers Union, 2004
  • Polio Eradication Champion, Rotary International, 2004
  • Champion of Consumer Rights, National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys, 2004
  • Public Service Award, Friends of Libraries, 2004
  • Taxpayer Hero, Taxpayers for Common Sense Action, 2000 – 2003
  • Community Health Super Hero Award, National Association of Community Health Center, Inc, 2002
  • William Gorham Rice Civil Libertarian of the Year, Wisconsin Civil Liberties Union, 2001
  • Paul H. Douglas Ethics in Government Award, University of Illinois, 2000
  • Profile in Courage Award, John F. Kennedy Library Foundation, 1999
  • Senator of the Year, National Association of Police Organizations, 1997
  • Senator, Wisconsin State Senate, 1983 – 1993
  • Attorney, Foley and Lardner, 1979 – 1985
  • Attorney, LaFollette and Sinykin, 1979 – 1985
Education:
  • JD, Harvard Law School, 1979
  • BA, Rhodes Scholar, Magdalen College, Oxford University, 1977
  • BA, University of Wisconsin, 1975
Other:
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