Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Should the Government Allow Immigrants Who Are Here Illegally to Become US Citizens?"
"Today Democrats and Republicans are joining together, putting politics aside and supporting a commonsense bill [2007 Save Act, H.R. 4088] that is for the good of America... Illegal immigration is one of the most pressing issues facing America today. It is estimated that over 12 million people are currently here illegally, and thousands more are coming in every week... Americans are very upset at their government for not taking action, and they have a right to be... I am introducing this legislation because I have the ability to reach across the aisle and bring both sides together to reach a commonsense solution. This is what the people of Western North Carolina want and what the American people want."
"Rep. Shuler Introduces Bi-Partisan SAVE Act - SAVE Act Secures America’s Borders, Provides Employers with Tools to Verify Work Eligibility, and Enforces Current Laws," shuler.house.gov, June 6, 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:
U.S. Representative (D - NC), Nov. 7, 2006 - present
Chairman, Subcommittee on Rural and Urban Entrepreneurship
Member, Subcommittee on Highways and Transit
Member, Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment
Member, Subcommittee on National Parks, Forests and Public Lands
Member, Blue Dog Caucus
Realtor, Knoxville, TN, 2000 - 2006
Football Player, NFL, Oakland Raiders, 1999 - 2001
Football Player, NFL, New Orleans Saints, 1997
Football Player, NFL, Washington Redskins, 1994 - 1996
Football Player, NCAA, University of Tennessee, 1990 - 1993
Rated "4th Biggest NFL Draft Bust of All Time" by ESPN, 2008
Rated as one of "The 25 Biggest Sports Flops" by ESPN, 2004
Heisman Trophy Runner-Up, 1993
BS, Psychology, University of Tennessee, 2000
High School Diploma, Swain County High School, 1990