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  • (4) Tom K. Wong, Donald Kerwin, Jeanne M. Atkinson, and Mary Meg McCarthy. 2014. “Paths to Lawful Immigration Status: Results and Implications from the PERSON Survey,” Journal of Migration and Human Security vol. 2 no 4: 287-304. NBC

  • (3) Tom K. Wong. 2014. “The Politics of Interior Immigration Enforcement,” California Journal of Politics and Policy vol. 6 no 3: 381-399. 

  • (2) Tom K. Wong and Justin Gest. 2013. “Organizing Disorder: Indexing Migrants’ Rights and International Migration Policy,” Georgetown Immigration Law Journal vol. 28 no 1: 257-269. 

  • (1) Tom K. Wong. 2012. “The Politics of Interior Immigration Control in the United States: Explaining Local Cooperation with Federal Immigration Authorities,” Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies vol. 38 no. 5: 737-756.

Policy and Data Reports

  • (4) Tom K. Wong et al. 2016. New Study of DACA Beneficiaries Shows Positive Economic and Educational Outcomes. Washington, D.C.: Center for American Progress.

  • (3) Tom K. Wong et al. 2015. Results from a Nationwide Survey of DACA Recipients Illustrate the Program’s Impact. Washington, D.C.: Center for American Progress.

  • (2) Tom K. Wong. 2014. Statistical Analysis Shows that Violence, Not Deferred Action, Is Behind the Surge of Unaccompanied Children Crossing the Border. Washington, D.C.: Center for American Progress.    

  • (1) Tom K. Wong et al. 2013. Undocumented No More: A Nationwide Analysis of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). Washington, D.C.: Center for American Progress. C-Span, Associated Press

Book Chapters

  • (4) Tom K. Wong. 2014. “Conceptual Challenges and Contemporary Trends in Immigration Control.” In Controlling Immigration: A Global Perspective (3rd edition), edited by James F. Hollifield, Philip Martin, and Pia Orrenius. Stanford University Press.

  • (3) Tom K. Wong. 2014. “Nation of Immigrants or Deportation Nation? Analyzing Deportations and Returns in the United States, 1892-2010.” In The Nation and Its Peoples: Citizens, Denizens, and Migrants, edited by John S.W. Park and Shannon Gleeson. Routledge.

  • (2) James F. Hollifield and Tom K. Wong. 2014. “The Politics of International Migration: How Can We `Bring the State Back In’?” In Migration Theory: Talking Across Disciplines (3rd edition), edited by Caroline B. Brettell and James F. Hollifield. Routledge.

  • (1) Karthick Ramakrishnan and Tom K. Wong. 2010. “Partisanship, Not Spanish: Explaining Municipal Ordinances Affecting Undocumented Immigrants.” In Taking Local Control: Immigration Policy Activism in U.S. Cities and States, edited by Monica W. Varsanyi. Stanford University Press.


Works in Progress

  • From March 2019 onward, see list of working papers at the U.S. Immigration Policy Center (USIPC) at UC San Diego website

  • Tom K. Wong and Justin Gest. “Looks Skin Deep: Do Immigrant Legislators Better Represent Immigrant Interests?”  


  • w/Justin Gest. “International Migrants Bill of Rights.” This project aims to create cross-national indicators on government respect for and recognition of the human rights of migrants. Funding from the World Bank (obtained by Gest) will be used to pilot a 58 item index across 5 countries: Mexico, Philippines, Qatar, Tunisia, and Turkey.

  • Tom K. Wong. “President Obama’s Executive Actions on Immigration and the 2016 Presidential Election.” This project uses a nationally representative survey of Latinos (n = 820) and Asians (n = 950) fielded in late April and early May 2016 to analyze how knowing someone who is undocumented and potentially eligible for legal status via programs like DAPA affects the civic engagement of Latino and Asian citizens. The survey was fielded by GfK and commissioned w/Dan Hopkins and Efren Perez.

  • Tom K. Wong. “Mobilizing Low-Propensity Voters of Color.” This research includes 4 voter mobilization experiments utilizing direct voter contact run during the 2016 presidential primary elections and several more planned for the 2016 presidential general elections. These experiments analyze interventions designed to convey the urgency of voting to Latino, Asian, and immigrant-origin voters using the current political discourse around immigration policy and refugee admissions. Series of journal articles or book project planned in 2017.  

  • Tom K. Wong. “Governing Diversity.” This project uses survey and lab experiments to examine what citizenship means in the context of unprecedented demographic changes that are reshaping American society and the electorate. Book project planned for 2018.

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