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Expertise: Immigration policy

Marshall Fitz is a Senior Fellow at American Progress. He previously served as Vice President of Immigration Policy, during which time he directed the organization’s research and analysis of the economic, political, legal, and social impacts of immigration policy in America and develops policy recommendations designed to further America’s economic and security interests. Fitz has been one of the key legislative strategists in support of comprehensive immigration reform and has served as a media spokesperson on a broad array of immigration policy and legislative issues. He has also been a leader in national coalitions that advance progressive immigration policies.

He frequently appears on national and regional television and radio stations, including MSNBC, FOX, CNN, BBC, C-SPAN, and NPR; is quoted extensively across the spectrum of international, national, and local publications; drafts columns for national news outlets; and presents at national conferences and universities on immigration matters. He regularly advises members of Congress on immigration policy, politics, and strategy and has helped draft major legislation. He currently serves on the boards and steering committees of other national organizations that are focused on immigrant rights and immigration policy.

Fitz is a graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law and served on the Virginia Law Review. After graduation, he clerked for Judge Bruce M. Selya on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 1st Circuit. In the following years he practiced immigration law in Washington, D.C., at Hogan & Hartson, LLP. Before holding his current position, he served as the director of advocacy for the American Immigration Lawyers Association, where he led the education and advocacy efforts on all immigration policy issues for the 11,000-member professional bar association.

By Marshall Fitz
Federal Appeals Court Dismissal of Immigration Lawsuit Has Significant Implications for the DHS Immigration PoliciesCenter for American ProgressApril 15, 2015
Obama Is Just Doing His JobU.S. News and World ReportNovember 21, 2014
President steps into the voidUSA TodayNovember 20, 2014
Enforcement Overdrive Has Overloaded the Immigration CourtsCenter for American ProgressNovember 18, 2014
A Way Forward on Child RefugeesCenter for American ProgressJuly 24, 2014
Top 5 Reasons Why Administrative Action on Immigration Would Benefit American WorkersCenter for American ProgressJuly 10, 2014
What the President Can Do on Immigration If Congress Fails to ActCenter for American ProgressJuly 1, 2014
The California TRUST Act: Take 2Center for American ProgressOctober 4, 2013
Immigration Reform’s Demise? Greatly ExaggeratedFox News LatinoSeptember 6, 2013
The Price of Inaction on Immigration Reform Is Too HighCenter for American ProgressJuly 12, 2013
The Top 4 Reality-Defying Arguments Against Immigration ReformCenter for American ProgressJuly 11, 2013
Top 10 Ways the Senate’s Immigration Reform Bill Will Fix Our Broken SystemCenter for American ProgressApril 17, 2013
Immigrants Are Makers, Not TakersCenter for American ProgressFebruary 8, 2013
Top 10 Reasons Why It’s Time for Immigration ReformCenter for American ProgressJanuary 29, 2013
The Immigration Enforcement ParadoxCenter for American ProgressJanuary 4, 2013
Infographic: Setting the Record Straight on Immigration and Border EnforcementCenter for American ProgressJanuary 4, 2013
Piecemeal Immigration Proposals Miss the Point: A Path to Citizenship Is a Political and Policy ImperativeCenter for American ProgressDecember 11, 2012
Progressive Immigration Policies Will Strengthen the American EconomyCenter for American ProgressDecember 10, 2012
Time to Legalize Our 11 Million Undocumented ImmigrantsCenter for American ProgressNovember 14, 2012
The Early Success of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals PolicyCenter for American ProgressOctober 26, 2012
Not Another ArizonaCenter for American ProgressJuly 31, 2012
Sea Change for Immigration PoliticsPoliticoJuly 16, 2012
Video: What the Supreme Court’s Ruling on Arizona’s Immigration Law MeansCenter for American ProgressJune 26, 2012
Obama’s Immigration Policy Will Grow the EconomyU.S. News and World ReportJune 19, 2012
Triunfos y Retos en el 30⁰ aniversario de Plyler v. DoeCenter for American ProgressJune 15, 2012
Triumphs and Challenges on the 30th Anniversary of Plyler v. DoeCenter for American ProgressJune 14, 2012
Separating Fact from Fiction About the Child Tax CreditCenter for American ProgressMay 30, 2012
Sen. Rubio Sympathizes with, then Attacks, Blameless ChildrenCenter for American ProgressMay 18, 2012
Sen. Rubio’s Immigration Proposal Under InspectionCenter for American ProgressMay 7, 2012
Arizona’s ‘Show Me Your Papers’ Law in the U.S. Supreme Court: What’s at Stake?Center for American ProgressApril 4, 2012
‘Arizona v. United States’ in the U.S. Supreme CourtCenter for American ProgressApril 4, 2012
The Top 10 Things You Should Know About Arizona’s Latinos and ImmigrantsCenter for American ProgressFebruary 24, 2012
Immigrants and the Child Tax Credit by the NumbersCenter for American ProgressJanuary 25, 2012
Talk About Class Warfare!Center for American ProgressJanuary 20, 2012
Immigration for InnovationCenter for American ProgressJanuary 19, 2012
Alabama Goes Extreme on ImmigrationCenter for American ProgressOctober 31, 2011
The Nasty Ripple Effects of Alabama’s Immigration LawCenter for American ProgressOctober 27, 2011
DHS’s Announced Deportation Priorities Are Smart PolicyCenter for American ProgressSeptember 1, 2011
“Secure Communities” Should Not Undermine “A Better Life”Center for American ProgressAugust 17, 2011
Safer than EverCenter for American ProgressAugust 4, 2011
Why Is Illegal Immigration Down at the Southern Border?Center for American ProgressAugust 4, 2011
HALT the InsanityCenter for American ProgressJuly 25, 2011
Less than CitizensCenter for American ProgressMay 11, 2011
Revitalizing the Golden StateCenter for American ProgressApril 27, 2011
“Border Security First” Advocates Block Real Immigration ReformCenter for American ProgressApril 1, 2011
The “Border Security First” Argument: A Red Herring Undermining Real SecurityCenter for American ProgressMarch 29, 2011
A Rising Tide or a Shrinking PieCenter for American ProgressMarch 24, 2011
Hypocrisy UnmaskedCenter for American ProgressFebruary 15, 2011
Smarter Enforcement, More Targeted MeasuresCenter for American ProgressJanuary 20, 2011
The DREAM Act by the NumbersCenter for American ProgressDecember 17, 2010
Myth vs. Fact: The DREAM ActCenter for American ProgressDecember 7, 2010
Can’t Kill This DREAMCenter for American ProgressDecember 1, 2010
Stop the ConferenceCenter for American ProgressNovember 18, 2010
Latinos Make Their MarkCenter for American ProgressNovember 9, 2010
Repealing the 14th Amendment Would Not Fix Our Immigration SystemU.S. News and World ReportAugust 30, 2010
Birthright LunacyCenter for American ProgressAugust 11, 2010
The Law Wins, Extremists Lose in Ruling on Arizona Anti-Immigrant ActionCenter for American ProgressJuly 29, 2010
Ask the Expert: Why Is the Justice Department Suing Arizona?Center for American ProgressJuly 8, 2010
Massive Border Enforcement Falls ShortCenter for American ProgressJune 28, 2010
Arizona Calls the QuestionCenter for American ProgressJune 10, 2010
Immigration NationCenter for American ProgressApril 8, 2010
Ask the Expert: The Case for Comprehensive Immigration ReformCenter for American ProgressMarch 29, 2010
The Costs of Mass DeportationCenter for American ProgressMarch 19, 2010
Seven Reasons to Push for Immigration Reform this YearCenter for American ProgressJanuary 21, 2010
Principles for Immigration ReformCenter for American ProgressDecember 21, 2009
Immigration Reform Will Enhance Economic RecoveryCenter for American ProgressDecember 16, 2009
Prosperous Immigrants, Prosperous AmericansCenter for American ProgressDecember 8, 2009
New DHS Immigration Rules Don’t Go Far EnoughCenter for American ProgressOctober 16, 2009
Reforming Our Immigration PoliciesCenter for American ProgressOctober 11, 2009
Fact Check: Health Care and Undocumented ImmigrantsCenter for American ProgressSeptember 11, 2009
Americans Want Solutions, Not Scare TacticsCenter for American ProgressAugust 13, 2009
Americans Want Solutions, Not Scare TacticsCenter for American ProgressAugust 4, 2009
Immigration Enforcement Debate FlaresCenter for American ProgressJuly 15, 2009
President Kicks Off Immigration Reform Surrounded by LawmakersCenter for American ProgressJune 26, 2009
Ask the Expert: The First White House Immigration MeetingCenter for American ProgressJune 25, 2009
Principles for Immigration ReformCenter for American ProgressJune 24, 2009