Last updated on: 10/20/2011 | Author: ProCon.org

Walter Coffey Biography

Title:
Author of historical fiction and non-fiction
Position:
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Should the Government Allow Immigrants Who Are Here Illegally to Become US Citizens?"
Reasoning:

“Under Article IV, Section 4 of the U.S. Constitution, the U.S. shall ‘protect each of them (the states) against Invasion; or… against domestic Violence.’ This means that the federal government has an obligation to protect states like Arizona from this type of lawlessness. Arizona passed S.B. 1070 only because the federal government is not doing its duty to protect states from drug smugglers and illegal migrants…

Arizonans are fed up with the fecklessness of the federal government in stopping the problem of illegal immigration. If the U.S. is a nation of laws, then the federal lawsuit against Arizona is a travesty of justice. The Constitution requires that the federal government protect every state against invasion, and Arizona is only one of many states that are surely being invaded.

We are a nation of immigrants. But we are also a nation of laws. We must enforce our laws and always welcome immigrants to come here legally, but we must also protect our legal citizens from the lawlessness that comes with illegal immigration.”

“The United States v. Arizona,” www.waltercoffey.com, Aug 1, 2010

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Recipient, Honorable Mention Book of the Year for Liberty Legion, Foreword Magazine, 2004
  • Member, Houston Civil War Round Table
  • Recipient, Excellence in Writing Award, Quincy Writers’ Guild
  • Former radio broadcaster
  • Former high school history teacher
Education:
  • BA, Loyola University of Chicago, degree and dates unknown
  • AA, Joliet Junior College, degree and dates unknown
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Is Illegal Immigration an Economic Burden to America?