Nicole Prchal Svajlenka

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Nicole Prchal Svajlenka is an associate director for research on the Immigration Policy team 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.

Latest by Nicole Prchal Svajlenka

Including Immigration Parole in Reconciliation Will Help Millions Article
A U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services officer handles folders with immigrants' applications for permanent U.S. residency at the Dallas Field Office in Irving, Texas, on August 22, 2016. (Getty/John Moore)

Including Immigration Parole in Reconciliation Will Help Millions

While not providing permanent protections, including immigration parole in reconciliation would allow up to 7.1 million undocumented immigrants to gain long-term temporary status while satisfying the objections of the Senate parliamentarian.

Philip E. Wolgin, Nicole Prchal Svajlenka, Claudia Flores

Path to Citizenship: It Benefits All of Us In the News

Path to Citizenship: It Benefits All of Us

Nicole Prchal Svajlenka and Claudia Flores explain how putting undocumented immigrants on a pathway to citizenship can boost the economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Nicole Prchal Svajlenka, Claudia Flores

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