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Immigration Expert Can Comment on Bipartisan Senate Agreement for Immigration Reform – UMass’ David Cort

Released: 1/29/2013 10:00 AM EST
Source Newsroom: University of Massachusetts Amherst
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Topic: Immigration expert available to comment on the bipartisan agreement to reform the American immigration system

Expert: David Cort, assistant professor of sociology at the University of Massachusetts Amherst -- https://www.sites.google.com/site/davidacort/

Available: Via phone or email at your convenience; also available for TV segments via satellite from on-campus studio in Amherst, Mass.

Contact: Jared Sharpe – 413-545-3809 / jsharpe@admin.umass.edu

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David Cort, assistant professor of sociology at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, is available to discuss the bipartisan agreement in the Senate to reform the American immigration system and provide a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants.

Cort can comment on:

-- The potential impact of the agreement on the American economic system
-- The potential impact of the agreement on the life chances of undocumented immigrants
-- The potential impact of the agreement on the future political landscape
-- The reasons why the passage of legislation is more likely now than in the past
-- How the plan is likely to affect border security
-- How the plan is likely to affect the flow of undocumented immigration into the U.S.

ABOUT DAVID CORT

David Cort received a Ph.D. in Sociology in 2007 from the University of California, Los Angeles. He also holds a Masters degree in Sociology from The George Washington University and a B.S. in Psychology from Oakwood University.

Professor Cort's research focuses on the process by which immigrants become incorporated into the social fabric of American society. Currently, he is completing a series of articles focused on racial, ethnic, and documentation status differences in the quality of neighborhoods to which Los Angeles’ residents move over time. He also has published work examining how Asians’ and Latinos’ naturalization rates changed as a result of the passage of Proposition 187 in California. Professor Cort’s research articles have appeared in scholarly journals such as International Migration Review, Social Science Research, Ethnic and Racial Studies, and The Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies. He regularly teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in immigration, social stratification, and statistical methods.

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