Assistant Professor and Associate Director of the Cisneros Hispanic Leadership Institute at George Washington University
Pro to the question "Should the Government Allow Immigrants Who Are Here Illegally to Become US Citizens?"
"Family reunification is the first tenet of immigration law. Any discussion to regularize the millions of children and young adults that arrive with their parents must include provisions to keep families together [including providing] paths to citizenship for family members of U.S. citizens already living and working in the United States...
Increasing paths to citizenship and legal opportunities to migrate would begin to disentangle migration flows from the informal economy, making unauthorized migration less profitable for smuggling networks. This makes border communities in both Mexico and the United States safer."
Cowritten with Jeremy Slack, Scott Whiteford, and Emily Peiffer, "In the Shadow of the Wall: Family Separation, Immigration Enforcement and Security," Center for Latin American Studies at the University of Arizona, Mar. 1, 2013
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Involvement and Affiliations:
Associate Director, Cisneros Hispanic Leadership Institute, George Washington University, July 2016-present
Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, George Washington University, Aug. 2013-present
Recipient, Morris Rosenberg Award for Outstanding Sociological Achievement, District of Columbia Sociological Society, 2016
Adjunct Lecturer, The Catholic University of America, Jan. 2012-Aug. 2013
Teaching/Research Assistant, University of Arizona, Aug. 2004-May 2013
PhD, Sociology, University of Arizona, 2013
MA, Sociology, University of Arizona, 2008
MS, Mexican American Studies, University of Arizona, 2007
BA, Business Economics and Spanish, St. Cloud State University, 2004
Cowritten with Jeremy Slack, Alex E. Chavez, and Scott Whiteford, "Walking toward and Deporting the 'American Dream'," The Latino/a American Dream, Eds. Sandra L. Hanson and John K. White, 2016
Cowritten with Rachealle Sanford and Ronald Weitzer, "Framing Human Trafficking: A Content Analysis of Newspaper Reporting," Journal of Human Trafficking, May 2016
"Coyote Use in an Era of Heightened Border Enforcement: New Evidence from the Arizona-Sonora Border," Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, Aug. 2015
Cowritten with Walter Ewing and Ruben Rumbaut, "The Criminalization of Immigration in the United States," americanimmigrationcouncil.org, July 13, 2015
"Immigration, Latinos, and Crime: A Ward-Level Exploratory Assessment of Washington DC Property and Violent Crime Rates," Hispanic Migration and Urban Development: Studies from Washington DC, Ed. Enrique Pumar, 2012