Nicole Prchal Svajlenka

Associate Director, Research



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

Why DACA Matters Article
DACA recipients and their supporters rally outside the U.S. Supreme Court, June 2020. (Getty/Drew Angerer)

Why DACA Matters

DACA continues to be a lifeline for its beneficiaries, their families, and communities across the nation.

Claudia Flores, Nicole Prchal Svajlenka

A Profile of Immigrant Women in the Workforce Article
Medics run rapid COVID-19 tests in Brownsville, Texas, February 2021. (Getty/John Moore)

A Profile of Immigrant Women in the Workforce

Immigrant women are integral members of U.S. society, working across industries that serve all communities and spur economic growth. As the pandemic continues to disproportionately affect women in the workforce, future policy must consider the contributions and needs of immigrant women.

Sofia Carratala, Nicole Prchal Svajlenka, Sarah Jane Glynn

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