Michele Waslin

Michele Waslin is manager of the immigration and the states project at The Pew Charitable Trusts. The project examines the intersection of federal, state, and local immigration laws and policies and its impact on all levels of government.As lead on Pew's work on immigration, Waslin tracks and analyzes policy and public debate, writes on many related topics, coordinates Pew's research agenda, and builds relationships with academics and other experts.Waslin has authored several publications on immigration policy and has appeared in English- and Spanish-language media.  Prior to joining Pew she worked as senior policy analyst at the Immigration Policy Center, a division of the American Immigration Council, as director of immigration policy research at the National Council of La Raza, and as policy coordinator at the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights.Waslin holds a bachelor's degree in political science from Creighton University, a master's degree in international relations from the University of Chicago, and a doctorate in government and international studies from the University of Notre Dame. 

States and Localities Seek Greater Role in Immigration Policy

By: - March 25, 2015

Getty Images People stand behind the American flag. Once concentrated in only a few geographic areas, immigrants are now spread widely across the states. (Getty) Michele Waslin, a manager at The Pew Charitable Trusts, researches and analyses the roles of states and localities in immigration policy The federal government determines how many new immigrants to […]