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Immigration Reform Champion and Veteran Joins EC Team

We are excited to announce that immigration reform champion and veteran Marshall Fitz has joined our team at Emerson Collective. Marshall most recently served as Vice President of Immigration Policy at the Center for American Progress (CAP), one of our key partners committed to reaching our shared goal of meaningful immigration reform.

Marshall explains why he left the best job in immigration policy for the best job in immigration policy.

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One of every 15 children living in the US has an unauthorized parent, and nearly all of those children are native-born US citizens. Think of that statistic, one in 15, the next time you drive by a school or a playground. Think of those children living with the knowledge that the federal government can take their parents away. This fear and uncertainty breed difficulties that manifest themselves in delayed cognitive development, lower educational performance and clinical levels of anxiety.

NYTimes

...these places that have very few immigrants are the most [unnerved] by their presence. But in the places that have long-settled immigrant populations--and, in particular, have large shares of the undocumented--these populations have become deeply interwoven into the fabric of the overall community.

University of Southern California Professor Manuel Pastor on state lawsuits challenging President Obama’s recent executive actions on immigration.

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