Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Should the Government Allow Immigrants Who Are Here Illegally to Become US Citizens?"
"Recently, I voted against the Border Protection, Antiterrorism, and Illegal Immigration Control Act of 2005 (H.R. 4437). In principle, I am in favor of the goals and objectives of the legislation, but could not, in good conscience, vote for this bill because of the end result it would have produced... My concern with the legislation is that it makes all illegal immigrants felons. The extreme punishments in the bill mandate that those who assist illegal aliens are also felons. It would also become a felony to offer even humanitarian support to illegal immigrants. This would include Americans that do as much as show a little kindness such as offer a glass of water, give a little food, or even a ride. Currently, illegal immigrants are committing a civil offense."
"House bill Falls Short on Immigration Reform," The Times-Gazette, Feb. 22, 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. Representative, (R-OH), 2002 - present
National Trust for Historic Preservation America Hero Award, 2005
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Spirit of Enterprise Award, 2005
National Brownfields Association Leadership Award, 2005
U.S. Conference of Mayors 2005 National Legislative Leadership Award, 2005
American Planning Association 2005 Legislator of the Year
National Association of Manufacturing Award for Manufacturing Legislative Excellence, 2004
Americans for Tax Reform (ATR) Hero of the Taxpayer Award, 2004
National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB), 2004
Guardian of Small Business Award for the 108th Congress, 2004
Associated Builders and Contractors Award 100% Voting Record, 2004
Mayor of the City of Dayton, Ohio, 1993 - 1997 & 1997 - 2001