Associate Director, Research
We seek nothing less than winning a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants and have built a body of work on the economic impacts and demographics of the undocumented community. Through data, advocacy, campaigns, and storytelling, we push Congress and the administration to take action.
We provide data, analysis, and advocacy on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients to help defend and protect the program, highlighting the advances these individuals have made in the United States to help build support for the program and expand protections.
We promote ways to rebuild and expand protections for refugees and propose ideas to reform the asylum system. This includes supporting resettlement of displaced persons—such as Afghanis—and other asylum-seekers.
We highlight the integral role that immigrants play across the United States and work to reimagine what a functioning immigration system would look like, including by rethinking immigration enforcement and border management, as well as visa policy.
The Immigration Policy team develops and promotes effective solutions to complex immigration challenges and fights for the rights of immigrants and refugees. Our team of policy experts in immigration and other intersectional areas, along with a robust communication and outreach apparatus, and a network of partners across the progressive movement are instrumental in ensuring that immigration priorities are championed at the state and federal levels.
CAP’s Immigration Team examines the latest polls to gauge the depth of antipathy among Latinos for the Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the law’s “papers please” provisions.
Angela Maria Kelley, Marshall Fitz, Philip E. Wolgin, and Ann Garcia explain how Mitt Romney's profound disconnect with Latino voters has generated growing concern within his campaign and across the Republican establishment.
Angela Maria Kelley, Philip E. Wolgin, and Ann Garcia explain how a Romney-Rubio presidency would advance the a barrage of counterproductive legislative priorities on immigration.
Mitt Romney's recent embrace of hardline anti-immigration rhetoric is reminiscent of Sen. John McCain's changing stances during the 2008 campaign, write Ann Garcia and Philip E. Wolgin.