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Expertise: Immigration policy, refugee policy

Philip E. Wolgin is the managing director of Immigration Policy at American Progress. He directs American Progress’ research and publications on immigration and has helped lead the team’s work on a diverse set of issues, such as immigration reform, child refugees at the United States’ southern border, border security, executive action, rebuttals to nativist claims about immigrants, and E-Verify. Wolgin has directed reports on a range of subjects related to immigrants in America, from studies on the daily lives of the undocumented through the “Documenting the Undocumented” series, to producing the first-of-its-kind analysis of the 2012 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. At American Progress, he has held the positions of senior policy analyst and policy analyst, both on the Immigration team.

Wolgin is active in local Washington, D.C.-area immigration and refugee causes and serves on the national board of directors of the refugee organization HIAS. His work has been published in peer-reviewed journals such as International Migration Review and The Journal of Interdisciplinary History, as well as in online publications such as The Huffington Post.

A native of New Jersey, Wolgin earned his M.A. and Ph.D. in American history from the University of California, Berkeley, and his B.A. from New York University. Follow him on Twitter: @pwolgin.

By Philip E. Wolgin
Latinos Voice Continued Concerns About S.B. 1070Center for American Progress ActionAugust 3, 2012
Romney’s Latino ProblemCenter for American Progress ActionJuly 31, 2012
Nightmare Ahead: What a Romney-Rubio Presidency Would Mean for ImmigrationCenter for American Progress ActionApril 11, 2012
History Repeats Itself as Romney Takes a Hardline on ImmigrationCenter for American Progress ActionJanuary 24, 2012