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Expertise: Immigration policy

Marshall Fitz is a senior fellow at American Progress. He previously served as vice president of Immigration Policy, during which time he directed the organization’s research and analysis of the economic, political, legal, and social impacts of immigration policy in America and develops policy recommendations designed to further America’s economic and security interests. Fitz has been one of the key legislative strategists in support of comprehensive immigration reform and has served as a media spokesperson on a broad array of immigration policy and legislative issues. He has also been a leader in national coalitions that advance progressive immigration policies.

He frequently appears on national and regional television and radio stations, including MSNBC, FOX, CNN, BBC, C-SPAN, and NPR; is quoted extensively across the spectrum of international, national, and local publications; drafts columns for national news outlets; and presents at national conferences and universities on immigration matters. He regularly advises members of Congress on immigration policy, politics, and strategy and has helped draft major legislation. He currently serves on the boards and steering committees of other national organizations that are focused on immigrant rights and immigration policy.

Fitz is a graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law and served on the Virginia Law Review. After graduation, he clerked for Judge Bruce M. Selya on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 1st Circuit. In the following years he practiced immigration law in Washington, D.C., at Hogan & Hartson, LLP. Before holding his current position, he served as the director of advocacy for the American Immigration Lawyers Association, where he led the education and advocacy efforts on all immigration policy issues for the 11,000-member professional bar association.

By Marshall Fitz
GOP Must Wise Up over Immigration PolicyCNN-Global Public SquareAugust 30, 2012
Latinos Voice Continued Concerns About S.B. 1070Center for American Progress ActionAugust 3, 2012
Romney’s Latino ProblemCenter for American Progress ActionJuly 31, 2012
Extremism on Immigration: Another Page From the New Republican PlaybookCenter for American Progress ActionApril 17, 2012
Newt Gingrich’s Twisted Take on Immigration ReformCenter for American Progress ActionDecember 8, 2011
Enough with the False SoundbitesCenter for American Progress ActionMay 18, 2011
Arizona BurningCenter for American Progress ActionApril 21, 2010