Director of Research, Rights and Justice
We aim to create a fair, humane, and workable immigration system in the United States through comprehensive data analysis, research, and advocacy.
We seek nothing less than winning a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants and have built a body of work on the economic impacts and demographics of the undocumented community. Through data, advocacy, campaigns, and storytelling, we push Congress and the administration to take action.
We provide data, analysis, and advocacy on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients to help defend and protect the program, highlighting the advances these individuals have made in the United States to help build support for the program and expand protections.
We promote ways to rebuild and expand protections for refugees and propose ideas to reform the asylum system. This includes supporting resettlement of displaced persons—such as Afghanis—and other asylum-seekers.
We highlight the integral role that immigrants play across the United States and work to reimagine what a functioning immigration system would look like, including by rethinking immigration enforcement and border management, as well as visa policy.
The Immigration Policy team develops and promotes effective solutions to complex immigration challenges and fights for the rights of immigrants and refugees. Our team of policy experts in immigration and other intersectional areas, along with a robust communication and outreach apparatus, and a network of partners across the progressive movement are instrumental in ensuring that immigration priorities are championed at the state and federal levels.
Ayuong, a former refugee from Sudan who now attends dental school in the United States, shares what it means to be a refugee.
The stories and experiences of Black immigrants are part of the American story and should be celebrated during Black History Month.
The opioid epidemic is a public health issue that cannot be credibly linked to immigration or asylum-seekers.
In the face of election-cycle demagoguery on immigration, the Biden-Harris administration is moving forward with a serious, multipronged strategy to address the complex root causes of migration in the region.
Experts discuss the Americans with Disabilities Act while highlighting the important intersection between immigration and disability rights.
Civil rights protections designed to protect disabled people from discrimination, such as the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, are powerful tools for ensuring that disabled asylum-seekers have access to the protection and services they need in the U.S. immigration system.
A Conversation with The Atlantic’s Caitlin Dickerson
Improving the U.S. Asylum System for Disabled Noncitizens
This column provides a curated list of CAP’s resources on Temporary Protected Status.
Immigrants and asylum-seekers should be provided with community-based case management services rather than placed in invasive surveillance programs that threaten their well-being, civil liberties, and privacy.
Over the past decade, DACA has delivered lasting protections for hundreds of thousands of immigrants pursuing the American dream.
Issued as a public health measure, there is no statistical evidence that border expulsions under Title 42 result in a lower COVID-19 case rate in the United States.