The Criminalization of Immigration in the United States


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Walter Ewing
Walter A. Ewing, Ph.D. is the Senior Researcher at the Immigration Policy Center. He has authored or co-authored 20 reports and opinion pieces for the IPC and has published articles in the Georgetown Journal of Law and Public Policy, Stanford Law and Policy Review, and Immigration Law Today. Before joining the IPC, he was an Immigration Policy Analyst at the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and Program Director of the National Citizenship Network at Immigration and Refugee Services of America. Mr. Ewing received his Ph.D. in Anthropology from the City University of New York (CUNY) Graduate School in 1997 and his B.A. in Sociology and Anthropology from the University of Maryland, College Park, in 1987.

Rubén G. Rumbaut, Ph.D. is Distinguished Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Irvine. Together with Alejandro Portes, he has directed the landmark Children of Immigrants Longitudinal Study and coauthored Immigrant America: A Portrait (4th ed., 2014) and Legacies: The Story of the Immigrant Second Generation (2001), which won the American Sociological Association’s top award for Distinguished Scholarship. He is the founding chair of the International Migration Section of the American Sociological Association, and an elected member of the National Academy of Education and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He received his Ph.D. in Sociology from Brandeis University.

Daniel E. Martínez, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology and inaugural director of the Cisneros Hispanic Leadership Institute at The George Washington University. He is a co-principal investigator of the Migrant Border Crossing Study, a Ford Foundation-funded research project that involves interviewing recently deported unauthorized migrants about their experiences crossing the U.S-Mexico border and residing in the United States. Martínez also does extensive research on undocumented border-crosser deaths along the U.S.-Mexico border. He received his Ph.D. from the School of Sociology at the University of Arizona.

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