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    James "Jim" Curtis (Democrat)

    Character Name: James "Jim" Curtis Home State: Florida Previous Job: Law (Lawyer, Judge, Law Enforcement, etc) Date of Birth: 05/03/1967 Race / Ethnicity: White Religion: Protestant Christian Wealth: Upper Middle Class Gender: Male Sexuality: Heterosexual Are you married?: Yes How many children do you have?: 2 Curtis was born to an upper-middle-class family in Boston, Massachusetts. His father was a career officer in the US Navy. Curtis attended Hopkinton High School, participated in the debate team, and was elected as class president his senior year. He graduated as a valedictorian in 1985 and was accepted to West Point. At West Point, Curtis distinguished himself academically, being selected for the prestigious Dean’s List award. He graduated fifth in his class in 1989 and was commissioned that same year as a Lieutenant (O-2) in the US Army. At the start of the Gulf War on January 17th, 1991, Curtis was promoted to the rank of Captain (O-3) and was given command of the A Company of the 2nd Brigade, 1st Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division. On February 21st, during an incursion into Iraq as part of Operation Desert Storm, Curtis was wounded by a landmine. He was honorably discharged from the army and spent the next six months recovering. During this time, he met his future wife, Amy Wright, who worked as a physical therapist in the Massachusetts General Hospital. They would marry in 1994 and have a boy and a girl in 2005 and 2008, respectively. In 1992, Curtis applied to Harvard Law School. He earned his S.J.D. in 1997 and practiced law from 1997 to 2002 at Ropes & Gray LLC. In 2002, he became a Professor of Law at Harvard. During this time, Curtis became a notable legal scholar. He kept his position at Harvard until being elected Attorney General of Massachusetts in 2008. During his tenure, Curtis focused on civil rights, racial discrimination, and government corruption. When his term expired in 2014, Curtis was appointed Inspector General of the US Department of Justice. He kept this position until running as a Democrat for Massachusetts’s 7th Congressional District in 2018. View full character
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    Senate Filing

    Name: James Curtis Party: Democrat State: Florida
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    Mobilising Against Sanctuary Cities Act

    Mr. Speaker, Putting aside extremely pressing moral concerns with this bill, let's consider the economic impact. In a 2007 review of academic literature, the CBO reported that "over the past two decades, most efforts to estimate the fiscal impact of immigration in the United States have concluded that, in aggregate and over the long term, tax revenues of all types generated by immigrants—both legal and unauthorized—exceed the cost of the services they use." More pressingly, these illegals form a vital part of many economic sectors. Using the threat of federal funding to force cities depending on immigrant labor to suddenly deport a very significant portion of their population would cause a labor shortage and economic shock. Nobody in their right mind who cares about the US economy could possibly support this. Additionally, this is hardly a crisis. The illegal immigrant population has declined every year since 2007--the problem is going away, not getting worse, as more people are being naturalized and less people are crossing the border illegally. Trying to claim otherwise is just fearmongering. It is interesting that the people who claim to be the most libertarian most vehemently push for anti-libertarian policies such as this. The federal government has no place forcing cities to adopt policies that are extremely unpopular within those cities. Republicans are always talking about why the founding fathers gave states legislative independence from the federal government--and this is exactly why. I am in agreement with the writers of our constitution when I say that a farmer in rural Wyoming or Utah has no place enforcing their reactionary social policy on a resident of San Diego or El Paso. I ask that the Republican party live up to its claimed libertarian ideals. I yield.
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    @JimCurtis

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    James "Jim" Curtis

    Curtis was born to an upper-middle-class family in Boston, Massachusetts. His father was a career officer in the US Navy. Curtis attended Hopkinton High School, participated in the debate team, and was elected as class president his senior year. He graduated as a valedictorian in 1985 and was accepted to West Point. At West Point, Curtis distinguished himself academically, being selected for the prestigious Dean’s List award. He graduated fifth in his class in 1989 and was commissioned that same year as a Lieutenant (O-2) in the US Army. At the start of the Gulf War on January 17th, 1991, Curtis was promoted to the rank of Captain (O-3) and was given command of the A Company of the 2nd Brigade, 1st Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division. On February 21st, during an incursion into Iraq as part of Operation Desert Storm, Curtis was wounded by a landmine. He was honorably discharged from the army and spent the next six months recovering. During this time, he met his future wife, Amy Wright, who worked as a physical therapist in the Massachusetts General Hospital. They would marry in 1994 and have a boy and a girl in 2005 and 2008, respectively. In 1992, Curtis applied to Harvard Law School. He earned his S.J.D. in 1997 and practiced law from 1997 to 2002 at Ropes & Gray LLC. In 2002, he became a Professor of Law at Harvard. During this time, Curtis became a notable legal scholar. He kept his position at Harvard until being elected Attorney General of Massachusetts in 2008. During his tenure, Curtis focused on civil rights, racial discrimination, and government corruption. When his term expired in 2014, Curtis was appointed Inspector General of the US Department of Justice. He kept this position until running as a Democrat for Massachusetts’s 7th Congressional District in 2018.
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