CCIS In The News

CCIS works extensively with the media to disseminate its research findings. Research content has been provided for more than 350 print and electronic news reports distributed nationally and internationally. The Center has produced 13 programs on immigration issues for public television. These programs have been broadcast locally, statewide, and nationally by UCSD-TV, UC-TV, and the Dish Network. In addition, CCIS has provided significant amounts of content for programs or segments on immigration policy that were broadcast by CBS “60 Minutes” (two segments, broadcast in 2005 and 2009), PBS “Frontline,” PBS “NewsHour with Jim Lehrer,” Utah Public Television, CNN, NBC Nightly News, ABC Evening News, BBC World Service, and HBO Documentaries, as well as for several independent films on the U.S.-Mexico border.

The most recent stories in which CCIS-affiliated researchers appear are below. The full archive can be found here.


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The House is picking a fight with ‘sanctuary city’ ordinances. How is this like the fugitive slave laws? by Allan Colbern
August 13, 2015

Allan Colbern is a former CCIS Visiting Fellow

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San Diego a sanctuary city? Officials say no by Tatiana Sanchez
August 5, 2015

CCIS co-director David FitzGerald is quoted in a San Diego Union-Tribune post.

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Crime and sanctuary: Amend policies, don’t end them by David FitzGerald & Angela S. Garcia
July 25, 2015

CCIS co-director David FitzGerald & Angela S. Garcia, UCSD Graduate Student Researcher at CCIS op-ed piece on sanctuary cities.

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Researching the Role of America’s Shadow Training System by Henry DeVries
July 23, 2015

CCIS co-director John Skrentny is quoted in UC San Diego Extension post.

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Trump says building a U.S.-Mexico wall is ‘easy.’ But is it really? by Jerry Markon
July 17, 2015

Wayne Cornelius, UCSD Professor and Director of the Mexican Migration Field Research Program, is mentioned in The Washington Post post

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California measure would allow work permits for farmworkers here illegally by Kurt Chibas
July 12, 2015

CCIS co-director, David FitzGerald, is mentioned in a Los Angeles Times post..

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Straight Talk on Immigration & Crime by David FitzGerald
July 7, 2015

CCIS co-director, David FitzGerald, discusses the actual stats, which Bill O’Reilly and Donald Trump won’t provide.

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UC San Diego Receives Grant for Groundbreaking Research in Global Health and Development by Christine Clark
June 9, 2015

Claire Adida, UCSD Faculty Affliate at CCIS, is mentioned in UC San Diego News Article
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Fewer immigrants are entering the U.S. illegally, and that’s changed the border security debate by Jerry Markon
May 27, 2015

Wayne Cornelius, UCSD Professor and Director of the Mexican Migration Field Research Program, is mentioned in The Washington Post post

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This Mostly Latino City is So Tough On Immigrants They Call It “Little Arizona” by David Noriega
May 22, 2015

Angela S. Garcia, UCSD Graduate Student Researcher at CCIS, is mentioned in The Buzz Feed News post
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Voter Turnout in U.S. Mayoral Elections Is Pathetic, But It Wasn’t Always This Way by Daniel Denvir
A short history of how America’s urban voters stopped showing up at the polls.
May 22, 2015

Zoltan Hajnal, UCSD Professor of Political Science and CCIS Affiliate, is mentioned in The Atlantic CityLab post
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California Leads Increase In Remittances To Mexico From U.S.
May 6, 2015

CCIS co-director, David FitzGerald, is mentioned in a KPBS post.
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Zoltan Hajnal, UCSD Professor of Political Science and CCIS Affiliate, with an Op-Ed Contribution to the New York Times.

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Value of Racial Differences 50 Years after the Civil Rights Act
August 1, 2014

Co-Director John Skrentny writes in the San Diego Union-Tribune about employment, law and the demography of California.

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The Civil Rights Act is Broken… Law Now Source of Discrimination
July 25, 2014

CCIS Co-Director John Skrentny discussed the disconnect between the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the diverse America of today

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Immigrant Children Find U.S. Support as Some Oppose Help Jennifer Oldham
July 22, 2014

CCIS co-director, David FitzGerald, is cited in a Bloomberg Business post.

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The Civil Rights Act Is Broken
July 22, 2014

CCIS Co-Director John Skrentny discussed the disconnect between the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the diverse America of today.

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Co-Director John Skrentny discusses the Supreme Court and “our national delusion about race”
June 30, 2014

CCIS Co-Director John Skrentny talks with Office Hours host Sarah Lageson about his new book After Civil Rights: Racial Realism in the New American Workplace.

Listen & download the full interview here.


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The New York Times mentions Culling the Masses
June 24, 2014

CCIS co-director, David FitzGerald, is mentioned in a New York Times post.
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Politics of border security hamper immigration reform by Bob Ortega and Erin Kelly
June 23, 2014

CCIS co-director, David FitzGerald, is cited in an Arizona Republic post.

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June 12, 2014

Grinnell College professor David Cook-Martín and University of California, San Diego, professor David Scott FitzGerald discuss their book in an interview.
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5 answers: Why the surge in migrant children at border? by Bob Ortega
June 10, 2014

CCIS co-director, David FitzGerald, is cited in an Arizona Republic post.

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New Bias Seen In Workplace: Treating Race as a Qualification
May 13, 2014

CCIS co-director John Skrentny discusses racial qualifications or “racial realism” in the workplace.
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John Skrentny’s Op-Ed in The New York Times
May 6, 2014

CCIS co-director John Skrentny discusses racial qualifications or “racial realism” in the workplace.
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CCIS co-director John Skrentny’s book “After Civil Rights: Racial Realism in the New American Workplace” is discussed.
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Affirmative Inaction
November 16, 2013

Co-Director John Skrentny discusses the Supreme Court and “our national delusion about race”
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California Congressman To Propose Middle Road On Immigration Reform (KPBS)
November 4, 2013

CCIS research associate Tom Wong comments on Republican image and immigration policies.
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CCIS research associate Tom Wong discusses his prediction model of support and opposition to immigration reform among members of Congress.
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CCIS co-director John Skrentny was interviewed for an article on Live Science about the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington.
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CCIS research associate Tom Wong was the feature of a recent LA Times profile. Wong, who is also a UCSD political science professor, is currently blogging about the chances for comprehensive immigration reform in the U.S. Congress.
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CCIS Associate Director David FitzGerald was interviewed by the Arizona Republic about the efficacy of border enforcement measures in stopping those attempting to cross clandestinely.
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Rather than putting our effort towards border control David FitzGerald & John D. Skrentny suggest that we utilize our proximity to Mexico to strengthen our economy.
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Qualcomm CEO Discusses Immigration With Obama (UT San Diego)
February 7, 2013

Mike Freeman (UT San Diego)- “CCIS Director John Skrentny comments on issues of high skilled migration in the tech sector.”
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CCIS research associate Tom Wong talks about his life as an undocumented youth.
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