Con to the question "Should the Government Allow Immigrants Who Are Here Illegally to Become US Citizens?"
"If Reid-Kennedy [S 2611] or Pence-Hutchison 'Compromise Plan' becomes law, 11-12 million illegal immigrants will be eligible for U.S. citizenship, while, at the same time, retaining citizenship to their birth nations greatly exacerbating the dual allegiance problem and encouraging the diminution of loyalty to the United States. Thus, if Reid-Kennedy or Pence-Hutchison passes, we will not simply repeat the mistakes of 1986, but make the situation worse. Both Reid-Kennedy and Pence-Hutchison are amnesties. Let's not make the amnesty mistake again with either Reid-Kennedy or Pence-Hutchison"
"Is the Reid-Kennedy Bill a Repeat of the Failed Amnesty of 1986?" Hearing Before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary, Sep. 1, 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:
Senior Fellow at the Hudson Institute, 1999 - present
Visiting Scholar, American Enterprise Institute
Senior Researcher, U.S. Department of Education
Program Administrator, National Endowment for the Humanities
Consultant, the Texas Education Agency, the Virginia Department of Education, the California Academic Standards Commission, the American Federation of Teachers, and the Ministry of Education and Science of the Republic of Lithuania
Principal Advisor, Civitas: A Framework for Civic Education
Member, Board of the American Council for Trustees and Alumni
Former member, Steering Committee, Congressional National Assessment for Education Progress