Pro to the question "Should the Government Allow Immigrants Who Are Here Illegally to Become US Citizens?"
"I supported and was prepared to vote for amnesty from 1986. And it is essential to have immigration reform. Anyone who has been in this country for five or six years, who's paid their taxes, who has stayed out of trouble, ought to be able to translate into an American citizenship immediately, not waiting."
Democratic primary debate in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Sep. 4, 2003
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:
US Secretary of State, Feb. 1, 2013-present
US Senator (D-MA), Jan. 3, 1985-Feb. 1, 2013
Lieutenant Governor, Massachusetts, 1982-1984
First Assistant District Attorney, Office of the District Attorney of Middlesex County, 1977-1979
Prosecutor, Office of the District Attorney of Middlesex County, 1976-1977
Passed the Massachusetts Bar, 1976
Executive Director, Mass Action, Massachusetts, 1974
Fundraiser, Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere (CARE), 1972-1973
Defeated in the 1972 campaign for Congress against late US Representative Paul W. Cronin (R-MA)
Member, Vietnam Veterans Against the War (VVAW), 1970-1971
Lieutenant, US Navy, 1970
Lieutenant Junior grade, US Navy, 1968
Defeated in the 2004 presidential election campaign against George W. Bush