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
There’s no migrant ‘surge’ at the U.S. southern border. Here’s the data.The Washington PostMarch 23, 2021
There Is No Evidence That TPS Designations Increase Irregular Migration to the United StatesCenter for American ProgressFebruary 17, 2021
Nepali TPS Holders Make Significant Contributions to AmericaCenter for American ProgressOctober 19, 2020
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
LGBTQ Dreamers Fear Detention and Deportation and Need DACA’s ProtectionsCenter for American ProgressOctober 17, 2019
DACA Recipients’ Livelihoods, Families, and Sense of Security Are at Stake This NovemberCenter for American ProgressSeptember 19, 2019
Did a 2015 Flores Court Ruling Increase the Number of Families Arriving at the Southwest Border?Center for American ProgressOctober 16, 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
Do Family Separation and Detention Deter Immigration?Center for American ProgressJuly 24, 2018
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