Stanley P. (Stan) Shafer / Immigration Case Manager
Mr. Stanley P. (Stan) Shafer retired from the Department of Homeland Security, Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services in 2011, after more than 16 years of service. He began his career in immigration at the Port of Entry at Laredo, Texas as an Immigration Inspector. In 1997, Mr. Shafer was transferred to Bush International Airport, Houston, Texas, where he continued working as an Immigration Inspector.
Soon thereafter, he was selected to be an Adjudications Officer at the Houston District Office of the Immigration and Naturalization Service. In 2007, Mr. Shafer was transferred to the San Antonio District Office where he served as an Adjudications Officer until his retirement.
During his years of service with the INS and later CIS, he conducted thousands of interviews of aliens desiring to become lawful permanent residents and lawful permanent residents becoming citizens.
Prior to working for the Federal Government, Mr. Shafer had a career in the United States military, serving in the US Marine Corps from 1962 -1966 as an infantryman and from 1969- 1985 in the US Army as a rotary wing aviator.
Mr. Shafer served tours of duty in Viet Nam with both the US Marine Corps and the US Army. During his years in the military, he also served in Okinawa, Japan, The Republic of Korea and Germany.
Mr. Shafer was born in Australia during the latter part of World War II. His mother was an Australian citizen and his father was an American soldier. He immigrated to the United States in 1948 and grew up in Texas.
Kansas State University, Masters of Science, Education
Kansas State University, Bachelors of Science, Social Sciences
Wichita State University, Bachelors of science, Administration of Justice
University of the State of New York, Business Administration
Union Lodge #7, Ancient Free an Accepted Masons
Alzafar Shrine Temple
Military Order of the Purple Heart
Holy Trinity Catholic Church, San Antonio, Texas
Veterans of Foreign Wars
DUSTOFF Pilots Association