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.


Zoltan Hajnal, UCSD Professor of Political Science and CCIS Affiliate, with an Op-Ed Contribution to the New York Times.

CCIS co-director, David FitzGerald, is mentioned in a New York Times post.
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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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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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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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Mike Freedom (UT San Diego)- “Paul Jacobs one of 10 business leaders invited to White House to speak on comprehensive reform…”
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CCIS research associate Tom Wong talks about his life as an undocumented youth.
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