Biographical Information

Biographical information


Edward J. Bailey formerly was director and supervising attorney of immigration legal services at the YMCA International Services Center in Houston which had an active practice in citizenship and naturalization, refugee and asylum law, family immigration law and immigration litigation.  The Y was also responsible for legal orientation to the adult immigration detainees in Houston which included presentations on the immigration consequences of criminal convictions.  Previously he was in private immigration law practice in Tennessee with substantial asylum and appeals experience as well as work with religious organizations on immigration applications for religious workers.   He is admitted in federal and state courts in California, Nebraska and Tennessee as well as the First, Sixth, Ninth and Eleventh Circuits.  He has more than twenty years of experience in immigration matters.

 Also, as part of his private practice Mr. Bailey has represented industry trade associations; participated in international negotiations as a member of U.S. Department of State delegations; and, served as a member and chairman of working groups in Industry Advisory Committees for the Federal Communications Commission.

 As vice president and chief operating officer of World Christian Broadcasting Corporation he was responsible for an organization with an international staff located in numerous countries which directed its broadcasts primarily to the former Soviet Union and the Orient.  Mr. Bailey was integrally involved in the successful negotiations of the first contractual agreement between the former Soviet State Radio network and a foreign religious broadcast organization.

Mr. Bailey was elected in 2002—and then reelected--to the Williamson County Board of Education in Tennessee; he has served as the legal officer of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Eighth Eastern Region.   He is a founding member of the National Association of Shortwave Broadcasters (NASB) and served as its president until 1997.  He has advised numerous businesses and corporations.  He has also served on a number of boards of directors or boards of trustees.

He has held faculty appointments at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where he was a tenured member of the graduate faculty; Pepperdine University, Malibu, California; The University of Maryland (European Division); and, John Cabot International College, Rome, Italy.  Since August, 2012 he has been teaching criminal justice and business law at York College, York, Nebraska.


  Juris Doctor, College of Law, The University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1983.  Executive Editor, The Nebraska Law Review. Editor in chief, The Nebraska Transcript.  Finalist, Allen Moot Court Senior Rounds; Best Oral Advocacy Award; Member, National Moot Court Team. Listed, Who's Who Among American Law Students.

  Master of Science, Journalism and Mass Communication, Iowa State University, AmesIowa, 1972. 

       Bachelor of Arts, Speech Communication and Biblical Studies, Abilene Christian UniversityAbilene, Texas, 1967.  Named Journalism and Mass Communication Outstanding Alumnus, 1985.  Minor: Greek.

       Diploma di Profitto, Universita' degli Studi di Firenze, Florence, Italy, 1968 and 1976.


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