Last updated on: 2/3/2009 | Author: ProCon.org

Thomas G. Tancredo Biography

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

“The President continues to ignore the will of the American people… He simply cannot accept the fact that Americans are not interested in rewarding illegal aliens with a $2.5 trillion blanket amnesty… It’s time the administration to put an end to this tired old ‘Groundhog Day’ routine and shelve this misguided amnesty plan once and for all… It’s time for them to start enforcing our laws.”

“Tancredo Criticizes Bush’s Amnesty Push in Senate,” Press Release, tancredo.house.gov, Jun. 12, 2007

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:
  • U.S. Representative (R-CO), 1999-present
  • Candidate, 2008 Presidential Race
  • Founder-Chairman, Congressional Immigration Reform Caucus, 1999-2007
  • Founder, Team America, political action committee, 2004
  • President, Independence Institute, Golden, Colorado, 1993-1999
  • Regional Representative, Department of Education, Denver, 1981-1992
  • State Representative, Colorado House of Representatives, 1977-1981
  • Teacher, History, Drake Junior High School, Denver
  • Member, Evangelical Presbyterian Church
Education:
  • BA, Political Science, University of Northern Colorado, 1966
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Should Overstaying a Visa Be Considered a Federal Crime instead of a Civil Offense?