Tom K. Wong is a senior fellow for Immigration Policy at American Progress. He recently served as an adviser to the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders under the Obama administration. Wong is also an associate professor of political science and director of the International Migration Studies minor program at the University of California, San Diego. His research focuses on the politics of immigration, citizenship, and migrant “illegality.” Wong’s research has been used by policymakers both in the United States and Mexico, as well as by organizations that serve immigrant communities. Wong and his work have been covered by The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, NPR, ABC News/Univision, Fusion, NBC News, Yahoo News, and Univision in Mexico. He is on the board of the California Immigrant Policy Center and the New American Leaders Project. Wong also consults on campaigns and elections, specializing in mobilizing low-propensity voters of color and immigrant communities.

By Tom K. Wong
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DACA Recipients’ Economic and Educational Gains Continue to GrowCenter for American ProgressAugust 28, 2017
The Effects of Sanctuary Policies on Crime and the EconomyCenter for American ProgressJanuary 26, 2017
New Study of DACA Beneficiaries Shows Positive Economic and Educational OutcomesCenter for American ProgressOctober 18, 2016
Results from a Nationwide Survey of DACA Recipients Illustrate the Program’s ImpactCenter for American ProgressJuly 9, 2015
Statistical Analysis Shows that Violence, Not Deferred Action, Is Behind the Surge of Unaccompanied Children Crossing the BorderCenter for American ProgressJuly 8, 2014
Undocumented No MoreCenter for American ProgressSeptember 20, 2013