Tom K. Wong

Senior Fellow


Tom K. Wong

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Tom K. Wong is a senior fellow for Immigration Policy at American Progress. He recently served as an adviser to the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders under the Obama administration. Wong is also an associate professor of political science and director of the International Migration Studies minor program at the University of California, San Diego. His research focuses on the politics of immigration, citizenship, and migrant “illegality.” Wong’s research has been used by policymakers both in the United States and Mexico, as well as by organizations that serve immigrant communities. Wong and his work have been covered by The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, NPR, ABC News/Univision, Fusion, NBC News, Yahoo News, and Univision in Mexico. He is on the board of the California Immigrant Policy Center and the New American Leaders Project. Wong also consults on campaigns and elections, specializing in mobilizing low-propensity voters of color and immigrant communities.