Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Should the Government Allow Immigrants Who Are Here Illegally to Become US Citizens?"
"[T]he Mayor and City Council of Chicago call on the President of the United States to issue and executive order to cease and desist in the execution of all raids and deportations that do not relate to our national security or to criminal activity until comprehensive immigration reform is completed and to suspend immediately all deportations of parents with U.S. citizen children and to specifically release those now held in custody in the Chicago Metropolitan area on their own recognizance."
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:
Of Counsel, Katten Muchin Rosenman, LLP, June 2011-present
Mayor of Chicago, 1989 - 2011
Advocate for Chicago 2016 Olympic bid
Elected, Official of the Year Award from the Alliance for the Great Lakes, 2006
Elected, "One of the Five Best Big-City Mayors," Time magazine, 2005
Awarded, Kevin Lynch Award from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2005
Awarded, Lifetime Achievement Award, Americans for the Arts & the U.S. Conference of Mayors, 2005
Winner, Catalyst Award, Urban Parks Institute, 2001
Awarded, Education Excellence Award, National Conference for Community and Justice, 1999
Winner, Public Service Leadership Award, National Council for Urban Economic Development, 1999
Winner, J. Sterling Morton Award, National Arbor Day Foundation, 1999
Winner, Keystone Award, American Architectural Foundation, 1999
Awarded, Martin Luther King/Robert F. Kennedy Award, Coalition to Stop Gun Violence/Education Fund To End Handgun Violence, 1999
State Attorney, Cook County, Illinois, 1980 - 1989