Invited Talks selected talks and presentations 

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  • April 25, 2018. “Migrant Rights Database.” Presentation at the Comparative Politics Workshop, University of Chicago

  • March 2, 2018. Author Meets Critics. Center for the Study of International Migration, UCLA.

  • November 16, 2017. "The Future of U.S. Immigration Policy." Citizenship and Equality Colloquium, University of Colorado

  • November 9-10, 2017. "The Determinants and Effects of Sanctuary Policies." Cornell University

  • June 1, 2017. "The Determinants of U.S. Immigration Policy." University of California, Santa Barbara

  • March 27-28, 2017. "The Effects of Sanctuary Policies on Crime and the Economy." Presentation at the Sanctuary Cities Convening, New York City Council, New York

  • March 15, 2017. "The Future of U.S. Immigration Policy." Yankelovich Center for Social Science Research, University of California, San Diego

  • March 9-10, 2017. "Child Migration." World Migration Report workshop, International Organization for Migration (IOM), Geneva, Switzerland

  • February 9, 2017. "The Future of U.S. Immigration Policy." American Academy of Arts and Sciences (AAAS), San Diego Program Committee, University of California, San Diego

  • November 21, 2016. “The 2016 Election and Immigration Politics: Where Do We Go From Here?” Center for Comparative Immigration Studies (CCIS), University of California, San Diego

  • October 15, 2016. “Mobilizing Low-Propensity Voters of Color: Toward an Electorate That Reflects a Changing America.” Presentation at the Millennial Engagement Summit, National Press Club, Washington, D.C. 

  • October 14, 2016. “Immigration and the 2016 Election.” Center for Inter-American Policy & Research, Tulane University

  • April 28, 2016. “Immigrant Integration and the Obama Administration: DACA, DAPA, and Implications for the 2016 Presidential Election.” Institute for Research on Labor and Employment (IRLE), UCLA

  • March 31, 2016. “Mobilizing Low-Propensity Voters of Color: Toward and Electorate That Reflects a Changing America.” Presentation at the Asian Americans Advancing Justice conference, Los Angeles, California

  • March 21, 2016 “Immigrants and American Society.” Presentation at KPBS, San Diego, California

  • January 14, 2016. “Immigration Policy.” Presentation to Mi Familia Vota, Riverside, California

  • October 27, 2015. "The European Refugee Crisis." Center for Comparative Immigration Studies (CCIS), the European Studies Program, the Lifelong Learning Program of the EU, and the Scholars Strategy Network (SSN), University of California, San Diego

  • October 26, 2015. "U.S. Immigration Politics and the 2016 Presidential Election."  Presentation at the Wilson Center, Washington D.C.

  • October 23, 2015. "The Political Incorporation of Undocumented Youth." Presentation at the "Challenging Borders" conference, University of California, Riverside

  • October 22, 2015. "The Consequences of Inequality: Why Does it Matter and How." Symposium on Capital in the 21st Century with Thomas Piketty, University of California, San Diego

  • October 13, 2015. "U.S. Immigration Politics and Policy." Presentation at the United States Consulate in Tijuana

  • June 19, 2015. "AAPI Undocumented Immigrants in the U.S." w/National AAPI DACA Collaborative

  • May 7-8, 2015. "UC National Summit on Undocumented Students." University of California Office of the President, Oakland, California

  • April 28-29, 2015. "Irregular Immigration." Presentation at the "Politics and Policies of International Migration" conference, Brussels, Belgium

  • April 14, 2015. "Opportunities and Limits of the Executive Actions Proposed by President Obama." Presentation at the Mexico Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mexico City, Mexico

  • February 9-11, 2015. "Research Roundtable." Presentation at the "Ready America: Implementing Immigration Action" conference, Washington D.C.

  • December 16, 2014. "Insights from Implementing DACA for Administrative Relief." Presentation at the National Immigrant Integration Conference, Los Angeles, California

  • November 7, 2014. "Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals." American Immigration Council, Washington, D.C.

  • September 29, 2014. "The Many Paths to Legal Status: Results and Implications from the PERSON Survey." Presentation at the Center for Migration Studies (CMS), New York

  • May 22, 2014. "DACA: Impact to Date and What Lies Ahead." Presentation at the Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees (GCIR) national convening, Nashville, Tennessee

  • April 4-5, 2014. "The Congressional Politics of Interior Immigration Enforcement in the United States." Migration Policy Institute and German Historical Foundation, Washington, D.C.

  • March 13, 2014. "Mapping DACA Renewals." Presentation to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), Washington, D.C.

  • October 2, 2013. "Undocumented No More: A Nationwide Analysis of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals." Presentation at the Center for Comparative Immigration Studies (CCIS), University of California, San Diego

  • August 15, 2013. "DACA Turns 1" (televised on CSPAN here)Presentation at the Center for American Progress, Washington, D.C. 

  • August 12, 2013. "The Prospects for Comprehensive Immigration Reform in the United States." Presentation at the Mexico Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mexico City, Mexico

  • July 9, 2013. "Path to 218: Why One Political Scientist is Skeptical the House Will Get the Votes to Pass Immigration Reform" (ABC News/Yahoo.com video here)

  • May 20, 2013. "Predicting How Congress Will Vote on Immigration Reform" (NPR audio here)

  • May 3, 2013. "A Look at the Stats: How Will Congressional Representatives Vote on Comprehensive Immigration Reform?" (here)Presentation at the "Changing Face of America" conference, University of California, Berkeley

  • April 29, 2013. "Will Comprehensive Immigration Reform Pass? Predicting Legislative Support and Opposition to CIR." Presentation at the Center for Comparative Immigration Studies (CCIS), University of California, San Diego

  • February 26, 2013. "Race, Ethnicity, the 2012 Elections, and the Politics of Comprehensive Immigration Reform." Presentation at the "Beyond the Headlines" speaker series, UCLA

  • February 8-9, 2013. "International Migrants Bill of Rights (IMBR) Initiative." Georgetown Law School, Washington, D.C.

  • November 16, 2012. "Immigration Policy After the 2012 Elections." Center for the Study of International Migration, UCLA

  • October 10, 2012. "PBS Need to Know 2012 Election Special: America By the Numbers" (here)Presentation for KPBS at the Jo and Vi Jacobs Center, San Diego, CA

  • March 6, 2012. "Immigrants in American Society." Presentation to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), Dallas, Texas

  • June 16-17, 2011. "The Radical Rights and the Politics of Immigration Control in Europe." University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland 

  • May 18-20, 2011. "Conceptual Challenges and Contemporary Trends in Immigration Control." Presentation at the "Immigration Policy in an Era of Globalization" conference, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, Texas

  • April 21, 2011. "Enforcing Like a State: A Mixed-Methods Study of the Politics of Immigration Control." University of California Center for New Racial Studies conference, UCLA

  • December 1, 2010. "The Politics and Determinants of Immigration Control: Evidence from 25 Immigrant-Receiving Democracies." Department of Political Science and Center for Research on Immigration, Population, and Public Policy, University of California, Irvine

  • December 2, 2009. "Immigration Control in Industrialized Democracies: What Explains Their Variations." Presentation at Metropolis, an initiative of Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC), Ottawa, Canada 

  • October 25, 2009. "States, Irregular Migrants, and a Theory of Selective Immigration Control: Evidence from European Gateway Cities." Presentation at the "Beyond Arizona: Laws Targeting Immigrants in the US and Europe" conference, University of California, Berkeley