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Expertise: Immigration policy, refugee policy

Philip E. Wolgin is the managing director of Immigration Policy at American Progress. He directs American Progress’ research and publications on immigration and has helped lead the team’s work on a diverse set of issues, such as immigration reform, child refugees at the United States’ southern border, border security, executive action, rebuttals to nativist claims about immigrants, and E-Verify. Wolgin has directed reports on a range of subjects related to immigrants in America, from studies on the daily lives of the undocumented through the “Documenting the Undocumented” series, to producing the first-of-its-kind analysis of the 2012 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. At American Progress, he has held the positions of senior policy analyst and policy analyst, both on the Immigration team.

Wolgin is active in local Washington, D.C.-area immigration and refugee causes and serves on the national board of directors of the refugee organization HIAS. His work has been published in peer-reviewed journals such as International Migration Review and The Journal of Interdisciplinary History, as well as in online publications such as The Huffington Post.

A native of New Jersey, Wolgin earned his M.A. and Ph.D. in American history from the University of California, Berkeley, and his B.A. from New York University. Follow him on Twitter: @pwolgin.

By Philip E. Wolgin
Fact Sheet: State-by-State Estimates of Eligibility for a 2010 Immigration Registry UpdateCenter for American ProgressSeptember 23, 2021
Fact Sheet: State-by-State Estimates of Citizenship in Budget ReconciliationCenter for American ProgressSeptember 13, 2021
A Pathway to Citizenship and Economic Growth Through Budget ReconciliationCenter for American ProgressJuly 1, 2021
Redefining Homeland Security: A New Framework for DHS To Meet Today’s ChallengesCenter for American ProgressJune 16, 2021
A New Framework for DHS To Meet Today’s ChallengesCenter for American ProgressJune 16, 2021
The Trump Administration’s Family Separation Policy Is OverCenter for American ProgressApril 12, 2021
The Pause on Deportations Is the First Step Toward a Fair, Humane, and Workable System and Must Move ForwardCenter for American ProgressJanuary 27, 2021
New DHS Policy Threatens To Undo Gains Made by DACA RecipientsCenter for American ProgressOctober 5, 2020
Amid Changes to the DACA Program and COVID-19, DACA Recipients are Fired Up and Civically EngagedUnited We DreamOctober 2, 2020
5 Immediate Steps To Rein in DHS in the Wake of PortlandCenter for American ProgressSeptember 2, 2020
The Trump Administration Must Immediately Resume Processing New DACA ApplicationsCenter for American ProgressJuly 13, 2020
What We Know About the Demographic and Economic Impacts of DACA Recipients: Spring 2020 EditionCenter for American ProgressApril 6, 2020
New Trump Administration Rule Is a License To Discriminate Against WomenCenter for American ProgressJanuary 23, 2020
DACA Recipients’ Livelihoods, Families, and Sense of Security Are at Stake This NovemberCenter for American ProgressSeptember 19, 2019
3 Reasons Why the New Flores Rule Does Not Pass Legal MusterCenter for American ProgressAugust 22, 2019
What Should and Should Not Be in Any Homeland Security Funding DealCenter for American ProgressJanuary 30, 2019
Crisis Management: An Immigration Update and Tackling Opioids with James HamblinCenter for American ProgressJanuary 10, 2019
The Trump Administration’s Harsh Immigration Policies Are Harming SchoolchildrenCenter for American ProgressNovember 30, 2018
The High Costs of the Proposed Flores RegulationCenter for American ProgressOctober 19, 2018
Ending DACA Would Have Wide-Ranging Effects but Immigrant Youth are Fired Up and Politically EngagedUnited We DreamAugust 23, 2018
Amid Legal and Political Uncertainty, DACA Remains More Important Than EverCenter for American ProgressAugust 15, 2018
Incarcerating Entire Families Cannot Be the Solution to the Separation of ChildrenCenter for American ProgressJune 20, 2018
House Republicans’ Immigration Bills Would Hurt Women and ChildrenCenter for American ProgressJune 19, 2018
The 4 Worst Parts of the Securing America’s Future ActCenter for American ProgressJune 7, 2018
More Work Needed to Sustain Progress on DACA RenewalsCenter for American ProgressApril 19, 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
Family Reunification Is the Bedrock of U.S. Immigration PolicyCenter for American ProgressFebruary 12, 2018
A Shithole Place Called RacismCenter for American ProgressJanuary 18, 2018
The State-by-State Economic Benefits of Passing the Dream ActCenter for American ProgressOctober 26, 2017
4 Reasons the SUCCEED Act Comes Up ShortCenter for American ProgressOctober 3, 2017
The Economic Benefits of Passing the Dream ActCenter for American ProgressSeptember 18, 2017
DACA Recipients’ Economic and Educational Gains Continue to GrowCenter for American ProgressAugust 28, 2017
The Trump Budget Neglects Basic Protections and Funds a Deportation Force InsteadCenter for American ProgressMay 23, 2017
Understanding Trump’s Flimsy Case Against So-Called Sanctuary JurisdictionsCenter for American ProgressMay 10, 2017
5 Questions the Trump Administration Needs to Answer About the Border WallCenter for American ProgressApril 18, 2017
Separating Mothers from their Children at the Border Is Wrong and CostlyCenter for American ProgressMarch 13, 2017
How Much Funding for Sanctuary Jurisdictions Could Be at Risk?Center for American ProgressMarch 7, 2017
Pausing the Refugee Resettlement Program Will Harm the Most Vulnerable of ArrivalsCenter for American ProgressMarch 1, 2017
The High Cost of Ending Deferred Action for Childhood ArrivalsCenter for American ProgressNovember 18, 2016
New Study of DACA Beneficiaries Shows Positive Economic and Educational OutcomesCenter for American ProgressOctober 18, 2016
Immigration Reform — Not Mass Deportation — Is the Only Viable ChoiceMediumOctober 6, 2016
Renewing the United States’ Global Commitment to Refugee ResettlementCenter for American ProgressSeptember 19, 2016
The Top 4 Things You Need to Know About DACA for Its 4th AnniversaryCenter for American ProgressJune 9, 2016
A Short-Term Plan to Address the Central American Refugee SituationCenter for American ProgressMay 5, 2016
Why We Must Protect Central American Mothers and Children Fleeing ViolenceCenter for American ProgressFebruary 5, 2016
Ensuring Due Process Protections for Central American RefugeesCenter for American ProgressFebruary 1, 2016
The Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965 Turns 50Center for American ProgressOctober 16, 2015
What Would It Cost to Deport 11.3 Million Unauthorized Immigrants?Center for American ProgressAugust 18, 2015
Results from a Nationwide Survey of DACA Recipients Illustrate the Program’s ImpactCenter for American ProgressJuly 9, 2015
2 Years Later, Immigrants Are Still Waiting on Immigration ReformCenter for American ProgressJune 24, 2015
The Top 10 Facts You Need to Know About Immigrants TodayCenter for American ProgressJune 10, 2015
What Would It Cost to Deport All 5 Million Beneficiaries of Executive Action on Immigration?Center for American ProgressFebruary 23, 2015
5 Facts You Need to Know About Legal Challenges to Executive Action on ImmigrationCenter for American ProgressDecember 19, 2014
The Economic and Fiscal Benefits of Deferred ActionCenter for American ProgressNovember 21, 2014
Enforcement Overdrive Has Overloaded the Immigration CourtsCenter for American ProgressNovember 18, 2014
By the Numbers: Every President Since Eisenhower Has Taken Executive Action on ImmigrationCenter for American ProgressOctober 6, 2014
A Way Forward on Child RefugeesCenter for American ProgressJuly 24, 2014
5 Things You Need to Know About Unaccompanied ChildrenCenter for American ProgressJune 18, 2014
House Republicans Have Nothing to Fear from Supporting Immigration ReformCenter for American ProgressMay 19, 2014
Arizona, Immigration, and LGBT Rights: The Good, the Bad, and the UglyCenter for American ProgressMarch 10, 2014
Immigration Polling Roundup: Americans of All Political Stripes Want Congress to Pass Immigration ReformCenter for American ProgressMarch 4, 2014
5 Major Immigration Laws that the House Passed in an Election YearCenter for American ProgressJanuary 9, 2014
The Top 4 Reality-Defying Arguments Against Immigration ReformCenter for American ProgressJuly 11, 2013
Denying Key Social Services to Immigrants on the Road to Citizenship Hurts Our Entire NationCenter for American ProgressJune 14, 2013
The Top 5 Reasons Why Immigration Reform in 2013 Is Different Than in 1986Center for American ProgressJune 12, 2013
Top 10 Ways the Senate’s Immigration Reform Bill Will Fix Our Broken SystemCenter for American ProgressApril 17, 2013
Immigration Is Changing the Political Landscape in Key StatesCenter for American ProgressApril 8, 2013
Living in Dual ShadowsCenter for American ProgressMarch 8, 2013
Immigrants Are Makers, Not TakersCenter for American ProgressFebruary 8, 2013
Top 10 Reasons Why It’s Time for Immigration ReformCenter for American ProgressJanuary 29, 2013
Top 5 Reasons Why Citizenship MattersCenter for American ProgressJanuary 10, 2013
Infographic: Setting the Record Straight on Immigration and Border EnforcementCenter for American ProgressJanuary 4, 2013
Immigration Polling Roundup: The American People Put the 11 Million Undocumented Immigrants FirstCenter for American ProgressDecember 20, 2012
Updated Infographic: Where Are the Greatest Numbers of Potential Latino Voters?Center for American ProgressJuly 19, 2012
Triunfos y Retos en el 30⁰ aniversario de Plyler v. DoeCenter for American ProgressJune 15, 2012
Triumphs and Challenges on the 30th Anniversary of Plyler v. DoeCenter for American ProgressJune 14, 2012
Infographic: Top 10 States with High Concentrations of Potential VotersCenter for American ProgressJune 12, 2012
Interactive Map: The Untapped Electoral Power of Latinos and Citizens-in-WaitingCenter for American ProgressJune 12, 2012
Sen. Rubio’s Immigration Proposal Under InspectionCenter for American ProgressMay 7, 2012
10 Facts You Need to Know About Immigrant WomenCenter for American ProgressMarch 7, 2012
Los 10 datos que debe saber sobre los latinos e inmigrantes de ColoradoCenter for American ProgressFebruary 7, 2012
The Top 10 Things You Should Know About Colorado’s Latinos and ImmigrantsCenter for American ProgressFebruary 3, 2012
Los 10 datos que debe saber sobre los latinos e inmigrantes de NevadaCenter for American ProgressFebruary 2, 2012
The Top 10 Things You Should Know About Nevada’s Latinos and ImmigrantsCenter for American ProgressFebruary 1, 2012
The Top 10 Things You Should Know About Florida’s Latinos and ImmigrantsCenter for American ProgressJanuary 27, 2012
The Public’s View of ImmigrationCenter for American ProgressDecember 15, 2011
10 Reasons Why Immigration Reform Is Important to Our Fiscal HealthCenter for American ProgressSeptember 29, 2011
The 10 Numbers You Need to Know About E-VerifyCenter for American ProgressSeptember 13, 2011
DHS’s Announced Deportation Priorities Are Smart PolicyCenter for American ProgressSeptember 1, 2011
What Changes in Mexico Mean for U.S. Immigration PolicyCenter for American ProgressAugust 8, 2011
Why Is Mandating E-Verify a Problem?Center for American ProgressJuly 14, 2011
Your State Can’t Afford ItCenter for American ProgressJuly 5, 2011
Keeping the DREAM AliveCenter for American ProgressJune 28, 2011
Infographic: The Costs of E-VerifyCenter for American ProgressJune 27, 2011
Seen and (Mostly) UnseenCenter for American ProgressJune 27, 2011