Con to the question "Should the Government Allow Immigrants Who Are Here Illegally to Become US Citizens?"
"Grassley first and foremost is opposed to amnesty. He believes if Congress insists on a legalization program, it's important these individuals truly do 'earn' any potential adjustment to legal status. This includes assimilation efforts such as learning English or paying back taxes."
"Immigration," grassley.senate.gov (accessed on Aug. 29, 2017)
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:
United States Senator (R-IA), Jan. 4, 1981-present
Chairman, Senate Judiciary Committee
Chairman, Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control
Co-Founder and Chairman, Senate Cystic Fibrosis Caucus
Co-Founder and Chairman, Whistleblower Protection Caucus
Member, Senate Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry Committee
"First-in-the-Nation Caucuses Good for the United States," www.dailyiowan.com, Aug. 25, 2011
"Q & A: Holding Employers Accountable," grassley.senate.gov, June 24, 2011
"Immigration Reform Needs Presidential Leadership," TheHill.com, May 23, 2011
"Opposing View: Health Law Is Beyond Saving," www.USAToday.com, Feb. 13, 2011
"Tax Increases Would Cause More Unemployment," www.USNews.com, Sep. 13, 2010
"Did General Motors Really Repay Its Taxpayer Bailout?," www.FoxNews.com, Apr. 23, 2010
"Health Care Reform - A Republican View," New England Journal of Medicine, Nov. 18, 2009
Legal name is Charles Ernest Grassley
Married Barbara Ann Speicher in Sep. 1954
Has five children
Named the "hardest working lawmaker" in Congress by The Hill, June 2010
Won each of his Senate re-election bids with more than 60% of the vote and carried all 99 counties in his state in 2004, 1998, and 1992
Recipient of awards from the Iowa Corn Growers Association, Radio and Television News Directors Foundation, Citizens for A Sound Economy, Emergency Committee on American Trade, National Association for the Self-Employed, AARP, The American Legion, National Research Center for Women & Families, and over 60 other organizations
Member, Farm Bureau, Butler County and State of Iowa Historical Societies, Pi Gamma Mu, Kappa Delta Pi, Masons, Eagles, Baptist Church
Former part-time university instructor
Ran for a seat in the Iowa State House of Representatives at age 23, losing by approximately 70 votes, 1956
Born in New Hartford, IA on Sep. 17, 1933
As of 2017, Grassley has not missed a vote since July 14, 1993, when he toured flood damage in Iowa with [then] President Bill Clinton.