Contributors

Here’s a list of our contributors.

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Bob Dane, the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR)’s Executive Director, has been with FAIR since 2006. His deep belief is that immigration is the most transformational determinant of where we are heading as a nation and that our policies must be reformed in the public interest. Over many years on thousands of radio, TV and print interviews, Bob has made the case that unless immigration is regulated and sensibly reduced, it will be difficult for America to reduce unemployment, increase wages, improve health care and education and heighten national security. Prior to joining FAIR, Bob spent twenty years in network radio, marketing and communications after an earlier career in policy and budgeting within the Reagan Administration. Bob has a degree from George Mason University in Public Administration and Management.54 Articles


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Bob joined the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) in 2016 as the Development Director. He oversees the fundraising and donor relations efforts for FAIR. Bob has over 25 years of experience in the field of development that has included working for national, international and local non-profit organizations. He has worked for private Christian schools, institutions of higher education and national non-profit organizations that support our U. S. military veterans. Bob joined the FAIR staff after starting and running a successful fundraising consulting business. Bob and his family reside in northern Virginia.2 Articles


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Catalina joined the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) in 2015, and is responsible for leading the development and execution of a comprehensive, integrated digital outreach and engagement strategy. Catalina has experience working for another nonprofit, a news radio network, two members of Congress, and a think tank. She holds a B.A. degree in International Studies from American University.4 Articles


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Dave rejoined the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) in 2016 and brings more than thirty years of proactive communications experience working with non-profits, trade associations and the private sector. Dave has written and placed op-eds in more than 100 publications for national and state leaders in fields ranging from immigration to agriculture policy, food and energy. Ray has served as a chief spokesman for several national organizations and has extensive radio and television experience as well.2 Articles


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Dave joined FAIR in 2017 after more than ten years as an Assistant State Attorney in Broward County, Florida. His prosecutorial experience covered trial litigation at the misdemeanor and felony levels, drug court and mental health court, and two years as an intake attorney in the juvenile division working closely with law enforcement. Before this, he was a legislative analyst/staff attorney with the Judiciary Committee of the Florida House of Representatives, where he assisted state legislators in ensuring the effectiveness and constitutionality of legislation on a wide variety of subject matter. In both capacities, he often dealt with the interaction of state law and immigration. Dave holds BAs in History and International Relations from American University and a JD from Tulane University Law School.2 Articles


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Dan is the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR)’s President after joining the organization in 1982. He has testified more than 50 times before Congress, and been cited in the media as “America’s best-known immigration reformer.” Dan has appeared on virtually every significant TV and radio news/talk program in America and, in addition to being a contributing editor to ImmigrationReform.com, has contributed commentaries to a vast number of print media outlets.416 Articles


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An attorney by trade, Elizabeth brings a deep understanding of the variety of statutes that govern U.S. immigration law to FAIR’s Government Relations department. In her current role, she reviews and analyzes federal legislation and regulations, as well as conducts research on a wide variety of legal and immigration-related topics. Elizabeth also represents FAIR before Congress and the administration, with a focus on developing and implementing FAIR’s advocacy strategy as it pertains to federal agencies with immigration jurisdiction. She also advises other FAIR departments on executive branch developments to coordinate messaging to advance the organization’s goals. Elizabeth joined FAIR in 2012 as a member of the State and Local department, where she assisted state and local legislators draft constitutionally sound legislation and develop strategies to advance such legislation. She holds a Juris Doctor from the George Washington University Law School, and a Bachelor of Arts in History and Philosophy from Rutgers University. Elizabeth is a member of the District of Columbia and Virginia bars.2 Articles


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Content written by current and former interns for the Federation for American Immigration Reform.2 Articles


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Content written by former Federation for American Immigration Reform staff.785 Articles


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Frank Morris is a member of FAIR’s Board of Directors. Dr. Morris has held a position in the U.S. State Department as well as served as the Executive Director of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation. More recently, he served as the dean of graduate studies and research at Morgan State University. Dr. Morris received his undergraduate degree from Colgate University and he earned his MPA degree at Syracuse University. He earned a Ph.D. in political science from MIT.1 Articles


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Ira joined the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) in 1986 with experience as a journalist, professor of journalism, special assistant to Gov. Richard Lamm (Colorado), and press secretary of the House Defense Appropriations Subcommittee. His columns have appeared in National Review, LA Times, NY Times, Washington Post, Newsweek, and more. He is an experienced TV and radio commentator.266 Articles


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Founded in 1987, the Immigration Reform Law Institute (IRLI) is a national, nonprofit, public-interest legal education and advocacy law firm.32 Articles


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Jonathan joined the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) in 2016. He brings prior experience from political consulting on local and congressional races, as well as nonprofit issue advocacy and freelance journalism. He develops grassroots activist support and educates the media and the public on immigration issues.2 Articles


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Jack, who joined FAIR’s National Board of Advisors in 2017, is a retired U.S. diplomat with consular experience. He has testified before the U.S. Congress, U.S. Civil Rights Commission, and U.S. Commission on Immigration Reform and has authored studies of immigration issues. His national and international print, TV, and talk radio experience is extensive (including in Spanish).323 Articles


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Joe Gomez joins FAIR as the organization’s Press Secretary after working as a National Correspondent for NBC News Radio. Joe has spent over a decade working in radio and TV in some of the biggest markets in the country. One of the most transformative moments of his career came while working as an investigative reporter along the Texas / Mexico border. It was during an undercover assignment in Juarez, Mexico (then dubbed the “murder capital” of the world) that Joe realized immigration reform was the single most important issue facing the country.3 Articles


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Karl joined the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) in 1998. He maintains and evaluates FAIR’s website and manages E-Mail traffic. Karl offers a mixture of technical and issue related knowledge. As technology changes Karl helps FAIR remain ahead of the curve.37 Articles


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Matthew J. O’Brien joined the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) in 2016. Matt is responsible for managing FAIR’s research activities. He also writes content for FAIR’s website and publications. Over the past twenty years he has held a wide variety of positions focusing on immigration issues, both in government and in the private sector. Immediately prior to joining FAIR Matt served as the Chief of the National Security Division (NSD) within the Fraud Detection and National Security Directorate (FDNS) at U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), where he was responsible for formulating and implementing procedures to protect the legal immigration system from terrorists, foreign intelligence operatives, and other national security threats.

He has also held positions as the Chief of the FDNS Policy and Program Development Unit, as the Chief of the FDNS EB-5 Division, as Assistant Chief Counsel with U.S. Immigration & Customs Enforcement, as a Senior Advisor to the Citizenship and Immigration Services Ombudsman, and as a District Adjudications Officer with the legacy Immigration & Naturalization Service. In addition, Matt has extensive experience as a private bar attorney. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in French from the Johns Hopkins University and a Juris Doctor from the University of Maine School of Law.99 Articles


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The latest guest opinion pieces from FAIR.315 Articles


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RJ Hauman joined FAIR in 2015, bringing valuable legislative, regulatory, and political experience to the organization. In his role, he oversees the Government Relations department and leads FAIR’s advocacy efforts before Congress and the administration. RJ also serves as a FAIR media spokesperson on a variety of immigration issues and pending legislation. During his time on Capitol Hill, RJ gained immigration policy experience as an aide to former Rep. Elton Gallegly (R-CA), who chaired the House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Immigration Policy and Enforcement. RJ holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Clemson University.21 Articles


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Robert joined FAIR February 2009 with 28 years of law enforcement experience as a Deputy Sheriff in Orange and Los Angeles Counties in California and Allen County, Ohio. He created and ran the Criminal Alien Task Force (2006) in Allen County and worked solely on criminal alien issues for 18 counties in northwest Ohio. Robert has conducted extensive public awareness and local government meetings regarding illegal immigration and has provided extensive in-service training for law enforcement officers and dispatchers.1 Articles


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Spencer joined the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) in 2015. He conducts research, and writes content for FAIR’s publications and website. He brings previous experience in state politics, gubernatorial and district campaigns, and D.C. political non-profits. Spencer holds a B.A. in Government from the University of Texas at Austin.62 Articles


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Shari Rendall brings to the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) over 15 years of experience in government relations and grassroots advocacy. In her former position, Shari led the legislation department in coordinating lobbying efforts on Capitol Hill and briefing congressional and administration staff on a wide range of issues. She has also been responsible for grassroots communications and helping state associations devise their legislative strategies. She began her time in D.C. working on Capitol Hill in the office of former Sen. Bob Smith (R-New Hampshire) as a Legislative Aide.11 Articles


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Susan has been with the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) since 2002. She is a former business owner, manager for municipal code enforcement, immigration coordinator for the Coalition of Government Officials (southern California), and president of Citizens Committee for Immigration Policy. Susan manages FAIR’s extensive and national Field Program. She develops members and activist support and educates the media and public on immigration issues.5 Articles