Forthcoming: “Legislating Diversity in the Immigration Act of 1990,” in Whose America? U.S. Immigration Policy Since 1980 (Editors: María Cristina García, Maddalena Marinari, University of Illinois Press, 2023).
“Unmaking the Nation of Immigrants: How John Tanton’s Network of Organizations Transformed Policy and Politics,” in A Field Guide to White Supremacy, edited by Kathleen Belew and Ramon A. Gutierrez (University of California Press, 2021)
“Selling Ghana greener pastures: Green card entrepreneurs, visa lottery, and mobility,” in special issue “Social Histories of Neoliberalism,” Journal of Social History, Fall 2019. https://academic.oup.com/jsh/article-abstract/53/1/27/5555330
Washington Post: President Trump’s immigration suspension has nothing to do with coronavirus (April 22, 2020) [Link to PDF]
Washington Post: Want democratic accountability? Look to Ricky Martin, not Robert Mueller. (July 28, 2019) With Dan Berger.
Washington Post: John Tanton has died. He made America less open to immigrants — and more open to Trump. (July 18, 2019) [Link to PDF]
Washington Post: How advocates can defeat Trump’s latest assault on asylum seekers (July 18, 2019) With Yael Schacher and S. Deborah Kang. [Link to PDF]
Washington Post: The shadowy network shaping Trump’s anti-immigration policies (September 27, 2018) [Link to PDF]
Washington Post: Like Donald Trump, Ronald Reagan tried to keep out asylum seekers. Activists thwarted him. (July 2, 2018) [Link to PDF]
Washington Post: Angry that ICE is ripping families apart? Don’t just blame Trump. Blame Clinton, Bush and Obama, too. (June 11, 2018) [Link to PDF]
Washington Post: Why Donald Trump could win the immigration fight, and how immigration activists can turn the tide, with Dr. Marisa Gerstein Pineau of the Frameworks Institute (February 16, 2018) [Link to PDF]
The Hill: Trump doesn’t recognize foreign-born black and brown people as American. (January 31, 2018) [Link to PDF]
Washington Post: For 50 years, keeping families together has been central to U.S. immigration policy. Now Trump wants to tear them apart. (December 17, 2017) Read at Toronto Star.
The Hill: Diversity visa lottery doesn’t make us less safe, but ending it might (with Dr. Charles Piot) (November 29, 2017)
Washington Post: This program has saved thousands of lives. Now Trump is threatening to end it. (November 6, 2017) [Link to PDF]
Washington Post: The visa lottery wins America goodwill. Ending it is a mistake. (November 2, 2017) In Spanish: Error, acabar con la lotería de visas
Washington Post: Commercialization brought the Internet to the masses. It also gave us spam (August 4, 2017) Read at Common Dreams.
Washington Post: In the 1980s, diversity meant more white immigrants. (July 11, 2017) [Link to PDF]