Last updated on: 5/4/2009 | Author: ProCon.org

Gary Endelman, JD, PhD Biography

Title:
Immigration Counsel at British Petroleum (BP)-Amoco Corporation
Position:
Con to the question "Should the Government Allow Immigrants Who Are Here Illegally to Become US Citizens?"
Reasoning:

“Amnesty is not a solution to the problem of illegal immigration, but, rather, an abdication of the need to come up with a solution. For precisely this reason, such a bandaid approach will never be accepted as legitimate by opponents, nor will it prevent the need for yet another amnesty in the future. While short-term gains can be achieved by legislative tinkering or imposed by judicial fiat and executive order, only through a slow but painful reform of the fundamental operating assumptions on which our immigration system is based can we ever bring the undocumented in from the shadows to realize the promise of American life in full measure.”

“Elephant in the Room: Amnesty and the Rule of Law,” Siskind Susser Bland, LLC website (accessed Oct. 5, 2007)

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Immigration Counsel, British Petroleum (BP)-Amoco Corporation, 1995 -present
  • Lawyer, Immigration, 1985-1995
  • Member, Editorial Advisory Board, Immigration Daily
  • Former Chair, Certification Exam Committee in Immigration and Nationality Law, State Bar of Texas
  • Senior Editor, American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Editor-Contributor, Interpreter Releases, Bender’s Immigration Bulletin, Immigration Briefings, Immigration Business News & Comment
  • Member, Phi Beta Kappa
Education:
  • JD, summa cum laude, University of Houston, 1984
  • PhD, U.S. History, University of Delaware, 1978
  • MA, U.S. History, University of Delaware
  • BA, History, University of Virginia
Other:
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