UCLA experts: Immigration

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There are an estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants in the United States. UCLA has experts who can comment on immigration and citizenship law, how immigrants affect the economy and labor markets, Chicano and Latino political movements, deportation and detention and U.S.-Mexico relations. Click an expert’s name for a more detailed biography and contact information.

 

Raúl Hinojosa-Ojeda

Hinojosa-Ojeda is an associate professor in the César E. Chávez Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies and an expert on immigration and immigrants in the United States. He has written and spoken widely on a variety of immigration-related subjects, including trade, investment and migration between the United States, Mexico and Latin America and the labor market for Latinos in the United States.

Hiroshi Motomura

Motomura is a professor in the UCLA School of Law and an expert on immigration and citizenship law.

Abel Valenzuela

Valenzuela is a professor in the César E. Chávez Department of Chicana and Chicano Studies and an expert on immigration issues and day laborers. He has written and spoken widely on the impact of immigration in urban neighborhoods and the experiences of minority groups in the labor market.

Victor Narro

Narro is a project director at the UCLA Labor Center and an expert on the workplace rights of immigrant workers. A former labor organizer, Narro taught a UCLA course on the United Farm Workers movement. Narro speaks Spanish.

Min Zhou

Zhou is a professor of sociology and an expert immigration, race and ethnicity and Asian Americans having done extensive research on immigrant adaptation, ethnic entrepreneurship, ethnic-language media, and education of immigrant and refugee children. Zhou is also an expert on Asian American youth culture and intergenerational social mobility among immigrants.

Matt Barreto

Barreto, professor of political science and Chicana and Chicano studies, is an expert on the policy debate around immigration reform, having provided strategic advice to stakeholders and policymakers during the Presidential executive actions and Senate debates in 2012, 2013 and 2014. Barreto studies voters’ opinions on immigration, and has also conducted surveys of non-citizens on immigration reform.

Steven Wallace

Wallace is a professor of community health sciences in the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health and is an expert on immigrant health and health policy for immigrants.

Ingrid Eagly

Eagly is a professor in the UCLA School of Law and an expert on immigration law and criminal justice.

Nadereh Pourat

Pourat is director of research at the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research and an expert on disparities in access to care of underserved populations, including access to care of undocumented and other immigrants.

 

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