WASHINGTON, DC—The following experts are available for interviews ahead of Rep. Luis Gutierrez’s (D-IL) immigration bill being introduced in the House today. To reach them, please contact Raúl Arce-Contreras, email@example.com, 202.682.1867.
VP for Immigration Policy
Angela M. Kelley is Vice President for Immigration Policy at the Center for American Progress, where she is responsible for overseeing and coordinating the Center’s work on immigration. Angela previously worked as director of the Immigration Policy Center—the research arm of the American Immigration Law Foundation—which provides policymakers, academics, the media, and the general public with access to accurate information about the effects of immigration on the U.S. economy and society. Prior to that, she worked as deputy director at the National Immigration Forum, where she headed its legislative, policy, and communications activities and oversaw its operations. Read her full bio here.
Director of Immigration Policy
Marshall Fitz is Director of Immigration Policy at American Progress. Before holding his current position he served as the director of advocacy for the American Immigration Lawyers Association, where he led the education and advocacy efforts on all immigration policy issues for the 11,000-member professional bar association. He has been a leader in national and grassroots coalitions that have organized to advance progressive immigration policies.
Read his full bio here.
Senior Writer and Policy Analyst
Gebe Martinez is a Senior Writer and Policy Analyst of immigration policy at American Progress. Martinez joined American Progress in the fall of 2009 following a 33-year journalism career. Most recently she wrote a column on Hispanic politics and policy for Politico, a news group that focuses on Congress, politics, and lobbyists.
Read her full bio here.
Vanessa Cárdenas (English and Spanish)
Director for Ethnic Media
Vanessa Cárdenas is the Director for Ethnic Media at the Center for American Progress in Washington, DC. Prior to American Progress, she worked as a Policy/Communications Associate and Outreach Coordinator at the National Immigration Forum where she helped bridge the policy, communications and grassroots advocacy world to disseminate the Forum’s message and work.
Read her full bio here.