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National Perspectives on Local Issues

Audrey Singer on "Immigration, Local Reception, and the Prospects for Federal Reform"



Stibbs Room
Lavin-Bernick Center
Tulane University

About the Speaker

Demographer Audrey Singer is a Senior Fellow at the Metropolitan Policy Program at the Brookings Institution and an expert on international migration, race and ethnicity, U.S. immigration policy, and demographic trends in metropolitan areas. She has written extensively on U.S. immigration trends, including immigrant integration, undocumented migration, naturalization and citizenship, and the changing racial and ethnic composition of the United States.

Her recent co-edited book, Twenty-First Century Gateways: Immigrant Incorporation in Suburban America focuses on the fastest growing immigrant populations among second-tier metropolitan areas.

Dr. Singer’s articles have appeared in academic journals including International Migration Review, Demography, Urban Geography, Geographical Review, and Ethnic and Racial Studies, and her commentary in the New York Times, Washington Post, Baltimore Sun, Christian Science Monitor, Seattle Times, Huffington Post, San Diego Union Tribune, and Vanguardia Dossier.

Prior to joining Brookings, Singer was an associate in the International Migration Policy Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Prior to Carnegie, she held a faculty position in the Department of Demography at Georgetown University, and was a demographic analyst at the U.S. Department of Labor. She is the current elected chair of the International Migration Section of the American Sociological Association.

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