Last updated on: 2/29/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

Sal Osio Sr., JD Biography

Title:
Publisher & CEO, HispanicVista.com
Position:
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Should the Government Allow Immigrants Who Are Here Illegally to Become US Citizens?"
Reasoning:

“Interestingly, most Americans support a control of illegal immigration. And yet our government is lax in enforcing our existing sanctions against the hiring of undocumented workers. Clearly, the military along our borders, a prohibitive cost at least and ineffective at best, would only disrupt trade and commerce. Control of illegal immigration is not a military solution… Our 2,000 mile border with Mexico is porous and penetrable for those who seek to cross it. Not even 100,000 troops stationed along the border could secure it. Never mind the cost. Only the lack of employment opportunity for those seeking a job and a better standard of living will curb illegal immigration… The solution is so obvious. Enforce sanctions against employers hiring undocumented workers.”

“Do We Really Want to Enforce Our Immigration Laws?,” HispanicVista.com, Oct. 25, 2004

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
  Organizations/VIPs/Others
Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Publisher & CEO, HispanicVista.com
  • Founder & Former CEO, Teachers Management and Investment Corporation
  • Instructor, Lecturer and Conference Chair, UCLA Extension
  • Former Director & Vice-Chairman, Mexican American Opportunity Foundation
  • Former Director, US-Mexico Chamber of Commerce
  • Appointed as Representative to Friends of Mexico Organization by Californian Governor Gray Davis
  • Member, Jonathan Club, Los Angeles, CA
Education:
  • JD, University of Southern California, 1962
Other:
  • None found