Center for American Progress

RELEASE: CAP Welcomes Tom Jawetz as New Senior Fellow to Immigration Policy Team 
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RELEASE: CAP Welcomes Tom Jawetz as New Senior Fellow to Immigration Policy Team 

Washington, D.C. — Today, the Center for American Progress announced that Tom Jawetz is joining their Immigration Policy team as a senior fellow, where his work will focus on immigration reform, courts, and legal policy.  

“We are delighted to welcome Tom Jawetz back to CAP as a senior fellow. He brings years of expertise and high-level institutional knowledge from the Department of Homeland Security and U.S. House of Representatives,” said Debu Gandhi, senior director of Immigration Policy at CAP. “Tom will be an incredible asset to CAP as we work to fix the badly broken U.S. immigration system. His expertise from inside and outside government will help us develop policy solutions to improve the administration of immigration policies and build a more fair, humane, and workable immigration system.”

Prior to joining CAP as a senior fellow, Jawetz served as deputy general counsel in the Office of the General Counsel of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. He previously worked for the Immigration Subcommittee of the House Judiciary Committee, the National Prison Project of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), and the Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs—and he clerked for Judge Kimba M. Wood in the Southern District of New York. Jawetz is returning to CAP, having served previously as vice president of Immigration Policy. 

Tom Jawetz earned his J.D. from Yale Law School and his bachelor’s degree from Dartmouth College, where he graduated summa cum laude.

For more information or to schedule an interview, please contact Madia Coleman at [email protected].

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