Expertise: Immigration policy

Nicole Prchal Svajlenka is a senior policy analyst of Immigration Policy at American Progress.

Prior to joining American Progress, Svajlenka worked at The Pew Charitable Trusts, where she examined the relationships between federal, state, and local immigration policies. Before Pew, Svajlenka worked at the Brookings Institution, where she conducted quantitative research on immigration, demographics, human capital, and labor markets in metropolitan areas across the United States.

A Chicagoland native, Svajlenka holds a Master of Arts in geography from George Washington University and a Bachelor of Arts in environmental geography from Colgate University.

By Nicole Prchal Svajlenka
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Thousands of DACA Recipients Are Already Losing Their Protection From DeportationCenter for American ProgressNovember 9, 2017
TPS Holders Are Integral Members of the U.S. Economy and SocietyCenter for American ProgressOctober 20, 2017
A New Threat to DACA Could Cost States Billions of DollarsCenter for American ProgressJuly 21, 2017
With S.B. 4, Texas Ignores the Lessons of Previous Anti-Immigrant LegislationCenter for American ProgressMay 22, 2017
Immigrant Workers Are Important to Filling Growing OccupationsCenter for American ProgressMay 11, 2017