About Neville Cramer:
Consultant, Expert Witness and Public Speaker
Mr. Cramer is an expert in a variety of issues relating to immigration law enforcement.
- Coordination of local, state and federal law enforcement programs as they relate to legal and illegal immigration.
- International border control operations and techniques.
- All phases of immigration law enforcement training.
- Use of “smart” technology to prevent passport, visa and document fraud.
- U.S. immigration entry/exit systems.
- Employment status verification and I-9 procedures.
- Political and economic impact of legal and illegal immigration.
Neville W. Cramer served more than twenty-six years as a law enforcement officer with the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS). At the time of his retirement in 2002, he was one of the most experienced INS Special Agents in the U.S. Department of Justice. He began his career in 1976, as a U.S. Border Patrol Agent after serving four years as a police officer in Arizona and Florida. After his tour of duty on the Mexican border, Cramer served eight years as both a Special Agent and Supervisory Special Agent in Chicago, Illinois and Washington D.C. District Offices.
Mr. Cramer has authored “Fixing the INSanity – America’s Immigration Crisis” (March, 2003), and “Immigration Chaos – Solutions to an American Crisis” (February 2008) He has been featured on several nationally syndicated television and radio programs addressing immigration issues including CNN’s Lou Dobb’s “Tonight.” (See Media Package.)
INS Experience (1976 – 2002)
Special Agent-in-Charge, Overseas Enforcement Unit, Office of International Affairs, INS Headquarters, Washington, D.C. 1996-2002.
- Coordinated overseas enforcement operations to combat terrorism, alien smuggling, human trafficking and document fraud.
- Spearheaded the first U.S. field test of the Malaysian E-Passport.
Chief, Immigration Officer Academy, Federal Law Enforcement Center, Glenco, GA 1990-1996.
- Directed and supervised the training of thousands of INS Special Agents, Immigration Inspectors, Immigration Examiners, and Supervisory Special Agents.
- Managed Immigration Officer Academy staff which provided both basic and advanced law enforcement training to several types of Immigration Officers and Special Agents. The training included basic immigration law and a variety of advanced law enforcement courses including electronic surveillance techniques, undercover operations, and proper use of informants.
Deputy Assistant Commissioner, Office of Enforcement, INS Headquarters, Washington, D.C. 1986-1990.
- Implemented SAVE Program nationwide in accordance with the mandates of the 1986 Immigration Reform and Control Act.
- INS Commissioner Allen Nelson selected Mr. Cramer to receive the INS Special Achievement Award for a Meritorious Act, and nominated him for the Attorney General’s Award.
- The SAVE System still operates today and is credited with saving U.S. taxpayers billions of dollars. The SAVE Program is now under the Department of Homeland Security and is now known as E-Verify.
Senior Special Agent, Office of Enforcement, INS Headquarters, Washington, D.C. 1984-1986.
- Promoted to Headquarters to develop Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements (SAVE) Program, in coordination with Martin-Marietta Data Systems.
- Successfully worked with Congress to include SAVE System in the 1986 Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA).
Supervisory Special Agent, Washington District Office, Washington, D. C. 1981-1984.
- Supervised several Special Agents responsible for investigating federal criminal and administrative immigration violations, included immigration fraud, document counterfeiting and alien smuggling.
Special Agent – Chicago, Il. And Washington, D. C. 1977-1981.
- Conducted investigations relating to immigration fraud, welfare fraud, counterfeiting of immigration documents and alien smuggling.
- Assisted other federal agencies in disrupting foreign intelligence operations within the U.S.
U.S. Border Patrol Agent- Eagle Pass, Texas.1976-1977
- Assigned to U.S.-Mexican border to prevent the illegal entry of individuals and contraband into the U.S.
Education and Training
- University of Arizona, Bachelor of Science
Law Enforcement Administration, 1973
- George Washington University, Master of Arts
Criminal Justice, 1979
- United States Border Patrol Academy, 110th Session
Los Fresnos, Texas
- FBI National Academy, 157th Session
- Federal Criminal Investigators Association
- International Association of Chiefs of Police (Lifetime Member)
- FBI National Academy Associates
- Fraternal Order of Police