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Tom K. Wong

Assistant Professor of Political Science
PhD, University of California, Riverside, 2011
Comparative Politics, Immigration Politics and Policy, Human Rights

Tom K. Wong is an assistant professor of political science at the University of California, San Diego. Professor Wong¹s research focuses on the politics of immigration, citizenship, and migrant illegality. As these issues have far-reaching implications, his work also explores the links between immigration, race and ethnicity, and the politics of identity. He is the creator of the CIR 2013 Blog (http://ccis.ucsd.edu/cir2013/), which predicts support and opposition to comprehensive immigration reform among all 535 current members of Congress. He is the lead researcher on one of the first nationwide surveys of undocumented youth. He also recently completed a book manuscript, which analyzes the immigration control policies of twenty-five Western immigrant-receiving democracies, and is beginning another book on the politics of comprehensive immigration reform in the U.S., among other projects. Wong¹s research has been used by policymakers both in the U.S. and in Mexico, as well as by organizations that serve immigrant communities. Wong and his work has been covered by ABC News/Univision, Fusion, NPR, the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Yahoo News, and by Univision in Mexico. His most recent publication is the first nationwide analysis of the Obama administration's policy of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), which provides relief from deportation for undocumented youth.

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Office: SSB 363

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