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Thomas G. Tancredo Biography

U.S. Representative (R-CO)
Con to the question "Should the Government Allow a Path to Citizenship for Undocumented Immigrants?"

“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,, Jun. 12, 2007

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
  • BA, Political Science, University of Northern Colorado, 1966
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Quoted in:
  1. Should Overstaying a Visa Be Considered a Federal Crime instead of a Civil Offense?