Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Should the Government Allow Immigrants Who Are Here Illegally to Become US Citizens?"
"I remain committed to comprehensive reform, but I cannot support a deeply flawed bill [S.2611]... We've had weeks of constructive debate on very important issues for our nation, but I've come to the conclusion that the Senate immigration bill as written still has serious flaws and is not a net plus for our country. So I cannot support it. I strongly believe the federal government has neglected our border security and immigration system for too long, and our country badly needs a comprehensive reform bill to correct decades of inaction. But in its current form, this bill is not where it needs to be."
"Cornyn Statement On Senate Immigration Bill Passage," Senator Cornyn's Official Website, Press Release, May 25, 2006
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:
U.S. Senator (R-TX), 2002 - present
Member, Immigration, Refugees and Border Security Sub-Committee, Judiciary Committee
Member, Airland, Judiciary, and Budget Sub-Committees, Armed Services Committee
Friend of Farm Bureau, American Farm Bureau Federation, 2004
Award for Manufacturing Legislative Excellence, National Association of manufacturers, 2004
Chosen by Senate Majority Whip, Mitch McConnell, to become member of Senate Majority Whip Team, 2004
Golden Gavel Award, 2004
Friend of Rural Water Award, Texas Rural Water Association, 2004
Spirit of Enterprise Award, United States Chamber of Commerce, 2004
International Leadership Legislative Award, Texas Association of Mexican American Chambers of Commerce (TAMACC), 2004
National Children's Champion Award, National Child Support Enforcement Association, 2004
Hero of Taxpayer Award, Americans for Tax Reform, 2004
Congressional Partnership Award, National Association of Development Organizations, 2004
Attorney General, Texas, 1999 - 2002
Judge, Texas Supreme Court, 1990 - 1997
District Court Judge, San Antonio, Texas, 1984 - 1990
"When our family was stationed in Japan, I had the opportunity to climb Mount Fuji. I wrestled while attending high school in Japan... I planned to be a doctor when I enrolled in Trinity University in San Antonio. I passed physics and organic chemistry but realized that I didn't have a real passion for the subjects. I switched my major from biology to journalism and worked for the school paper. After college, I decided not to become an entry–level reporter and instead studied for a real estate license while working as a waiter at Steak & Ale. I sold houses for about a year, but I soon discovered that I was not a very good salesman. I decided to go to law school and entered St. Mary's University in San Antonio the following year." ("Facts About Senator Cornyn," The Dallas Morning News, Oct. 20, 2002)