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Expertise: Immigration policy

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.

By Nicole Prchal Svajlenka
Path to Citizenship: It Benefits All of UsDemocracy JournalSeptember 14, 2021
Fact Sheet: State-by-State Estimates of Citizenship in Budget ReconciliationCenter for American ProgressSeptember 13, 2021
A pathway to citizenship could create 400,000 new jobs, but only if Congress actsMarketWatchAugust 19, 2021
Reinstating the LIFE Act and Eliminating Entry Bars Would Allow Millions of Immigrants To Stay With Their FamiliesCenter for American ProgressMay 27, 2021
Why DACA MattersCenter for American ProgressApril 29, 2021
A Profile of Immigrant Women in the WorkforceCenter for American ProgressMarch 10, 2021
A Demographic and Economic Profile of Undocumented Workers on the Pandemic’s Front LinesCenter for American ProgressFebruary 18, 2021
Protecting Undocumented Workers on the Pandemic’s Front LinesCenter for American ProgressFebruary 2, 2021
Protecting Undocumented Workers on the Pandemic’s Front LinesCenter for American ProgressDecember 2, 2020
The Trump Administration Must Immediately Resume Processing New DACA ApplicationsCenter for American ProgressJuly 13, 2020
Data on the Coronavirus Outbreak in Immigration Detention Offer More Questions than AnswersCenter for American ProgressJune 16, 2020
Supreme Court Ruling Could Clear a Path for Trump Administration To Strip Protections From Hundreds of Thousands of DACA RecipientsCenter for American ProgressMay 13, 2020
What We Know About DACA Recipients, by Metropolitan AreaCenter for American ProgressApril 30, 2020
A Demographic Profile of TPS Holders Providing Essential Services During the Coronavirus CrisisCenter for American ProgressApril 14, 2020
A Demographic Profile of DACA Recipients on the Frontlines of the Coronavirus ResponseCenter for American ProgressApril 6, 2020
What We Know About the Demographic and Economic Impacts of DACA Recipients: Spring 2020 EditionCenter for American ProgressApril 6, 2020
What We Know About DACA RenewalsCenter for American ProgressOctober 15, 2019
What We Know About DACA Recipients, by Metropolitan AreaCenter for American ProgressSeptember 23, 2019
What We Know About DACA Recipients, by StateCenter for American ProgressSeptember 12, 2019
What We Know About DACA Recipients in the United StatesCenter for American ProgressSeptember 5, 2019
Without Action, More DACA Recipients Than Ever Before Could See Their DACA Expire in OctoberCenter for American ProgressAugust 15, 2019
The American Dream and Promise Act of 2019: State-by-State Fact SheetsCenter for American ProgressMay 28, 2019
Cities and Counties Stand to Benefit From the American Dream and Promise ActCenter for American ProgressApril 17, 2019
Promising Returns: How Embracing Immigrants with Temporary Protected Status can Contribute to Family Stability, Economic Growth, and Fiscal HealthUniversity of Southern California Dornsife Center for the Study of Immigrant IntegrationApril 15, 2019
The Dream and Promise Act Could Put 2.1 Million Dreamers on Pathway to CitizenshipCenter for American ProgressMarch 26, 2019
TPS Workers Are Rebuilding States Devastated by Natural DisastersCenter for American ProgressMarch 5, 2019
What Do We Know About Immigrants With Temporary Protected Status?Center for American ProgressFebruary 11, 2019
How Ending TPS Will Hurt U.S.-Citizen ChildrenCenter for American ProgressFebruary 11, 2019
Supreme Court Declines to Take Up Trump Administration’s DACA Challenge—for NowCenter for American ProgressJanuary 23, 2019
Young Voters Have the Power to Support Dreamers This NovemberCenter for American ProgressOctober 24, 2018
Revival and OpportunityCenter for American ProgressSeptember 2, 2018
Amid Court Challenges, Here’s What Will Happen If DACA EndsCenter for American ProgressAugust 15, 2018
House Republicans’ Immigration Bills Would Hurt Women and ChildrenCenter for American ProgressJune 19, 2018
DACAmented Law Students and Lawyers in the Trump EraCenter for American ProgressJune 7, 2018
More Work Needed to Sustain Progress on DACA RenewalsCenter for American ProgressApril 19, 2018
What’s at StakeCenter for American ProgressMarch 20, 2018
Dreams Deferred: A Look at DACA Renewals and Losses Post-March 5Center for American ProgressMarch 2, 2018
The White House Immigration Framework Hurts WomenCenter for American ProgressFebruary 15, 2018
The White House’s Immigration Framework Would Eviscerate Immigration from Latin America, Africa, and AsiaCenter for American ProgressFebruary 12, 2018
The Top 3 Things You Need to Know About Black Immigrants in the United States in 2018Center for American ProgressJanuary 12, 2018
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