Last updated on: 1/8/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

Dan Stein, JD Biography

Title:
President of Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR)
Position:
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Should the Government Allow Immigrants Who Are Here Illegally to Become US Citizens?"
Reasoning:

“The first step to solving our illegal immigration problem is to secure the border. The Census Bureau estimates that over 500,000 illegal aliens enter the United States every year. While this number is in part made up of visa over-stayers and not border-crossers, the fact is that over one million aliens are caught attempting to cross the U.S.-Mexico border every year. Until sufficient resources and manpower are placed at the border to stop the influx of illegal aliens, the problem will continue to get worse.”

“An Immigration Reform Agenda for the 110th Congress,” Federation for American Immigration Reform website (accessed Sep. 12, 2007)

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
    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:
  • President, Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), 1988 – present
  • Of Counsel Attorney, 1985 – 1989
  • Executive Director, Immigration Reform Law Institute, 1986 – 1988
  • Professional Staff Member, U.S. House of Representatives, Select Committee on Narcotics Abuse and Control, 1977 – 1981
  • Editor and Author at FAIR website “The Dan Stein Report” section
  • Member, Citizens’ Debate Commission, 2004 – present
  • Member, State of Maryland Bar, 2002 – present
  • Member, District of Columbia Bar, 1984 – present
  • Admitted, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia
  • Admitted, U.S. District Court for D.C.
  • Admitted, U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit
  • Admitted, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit
  • Admitted, U.S. Tax Court
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Inter American Bar Association
Education:
  • JD, Columbus School of Law, Catholic University of America, 1984
  • BA, Economics and French Literature, Indiana University, 1977
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Does Illegal Immigration Pose a Terrorist Threat to the United States?