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Daniel E. Martinez, PhD Biography

Assistant Professor and Associate Director of the Cisneros Hispanic Leadership Institute at George Washington University
Pro to the question "Should the Government Allow a Path to Citizenship for Undocumented Immigrants?"

“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

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
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