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

William Jefferson Clinton, JD Biography

Title:
42nd President of the United States
Position:
Pro to the question "Should the Government Allow Immigrants Who Are Here Illegally to Become US Citizens?"
Reasoning:

“[I support] anything that increases business formation, employment and raises wages — which the legalization of immigrants would do, and a path to citizenship would do… Putting people into the workplace legally would raise their wages. It would make us more prosperous. It would reduce poverty. It would increase tax paying. It would reduce the deficit. It’s just good for the economy.”

Stephanie Condon, “Bill Clinton Condones Path to Citizenship for Undocumented Immigrants,” cbsnews.com, May 12, 2015

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:
  • 42nd President of the United States, 1993-2001
  • Governor of Arkansas, 1983-1992
  • Former Chair, Democratic Leadership Council, 1990
  • Governor of Arkansas, 1979-1981
  • Attorney General for Arkansas, 1976-1978
  • Associate Professor, Law, University of Arkansas, 1973-1976
  • Campaign Assistant, Presidential Candidate George McGovern, Texas campaign
  • Visiting Professor, University of Toronto
  • Fulbright Professor, University of Hamburg, Germany
  • Eric Voegelin Chair, University of Munich, Germany
  • Professor, University of Innsbruck, Germany
  • Professor, Martin-Luther-University of Halle-Wittenberg, Germany
  • Founder, William Jefferson Clinton Foundation
  • Co-Chair (with Nelson Mandela), International Aids Trust
  • Co-Chair (with Senator Robert Dole), Families of Freedom Scholarship Fund
  • Rhodes Scholarship, Oxford University, 1968
Education:
  • JD, Yale University, 1973
  • MA, Oxford University, 1972
  • BA, International Studies, Georgetown University, 1968
Other:
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