Minority Leader of the US House of Representatives (D-CA)
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Should the Government Allow Immigrants Who Are Here Illegally to Become US Citizens?"
"I applaud today’s introduction of the STRIVE Act of 2007. It is a significant step forward. It reflects a strong commitment by a bipartisan group of House Members toward realistic and comprehensive immigration reform. It provides an excellent framework for Congress and the President to begin work on the vital task of immigration reform, collaboratively and on a bipartisan basis. The President should embrace this framework. Our priorities on immigration reform are clear. Our first responsibility to the American people is their safety. We must secure our borders and enforce our laws, while also protecting against discrimination and adhering faithfully to the rule of law. At the same time, we must enact immigration reform that is humane and honors our American tradition of being a nation of immigrants and a land of opportunity for all."
"Pelosi Statement on Introduction of Bipartisan Immigration Reform Bill," http://speaker.gov (accessed Mar. 22, 2007)
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:
Minority Leader, US House of Representatives, 2007-2011
Speaker, US House of Representatives, 2007-2011
House Minority Leader, U.S. House of Representatives, 2002-2007
Congresswoman, US House of Representatives, 1987-2007
House Minority Whip, US House of Representatives, 2001-2004