News & Reviews

The author interviewed by Greg Sargent of the Washington Post at the National Press Club (Oct. 2019). Courtesy of Carol Wolchok.
  • The author was quoted in an August 2021 article in the Los Angeles Times, outlining ways to combat white supremacist propaganda : How Fox News’ white supremacist propaganda can be stopped – Los Angeles Times (

  • The author and book were cited in an article in Vox, in July 2021, which discussed how the lessons outlined in the book might be repeated in the current round of immigration reform: What Democrats can learn from Reagan’s immigration reform – Vox

  • In June 2021, conservative columnist Ralph Benko wrote, “Immigration Reform” is much bigger than its nominal subject. It is one of the best books that I have ever encountered on how and why Washington best serves (or, at its worst, disserves) America.” The entire article can be seen here: Biden Brand Should Mirror Biden, the Man, for Bipartisan Immigration Reform |

  • On March 26, 2021, the Brookings Institution published article by the author identifying the current immigration system as “a classic, unappreciated example of structural racism,” briefly outlining many of the themes from the book. You can read the article by clicking here.

  • The Hill published an op-ed by the author, “Biden Should Emphasize Immigration Enforcement,” on March 15, 2021, which is linked here. This article builds on an earlier interview the author had with the website Ideaspace, which can be found below.

  • On December 16, 2020, the acclaimed investigative journalism website ProPublica published an article quoting the author regarding on a implementation of a small legalization program for undocumented Liberian nationals, here. While some see the Liberian program as a test case for a potential future legalization program, issues of implementation from the perspective of service organizations responsible for assisting applicants are more fully fleshed out in this article in the Journal for Migration and Human Security, here.

  • The author was a special guest on the Bipartisan Policy Center’s “This Week in Immigration” Podcast, which began airing in the week of December 14, 2020. The podcast is linked here.

  • In November the IdeaSpace website published an interview with the author regarding the rationale for reformers to affirmatively articulate support for basic immigration enforcement. The interview can be found by clicking here

  • In anticipation of an event it co-hosted, HOLA America, a Midwest-based multimedia firm, published a review of the book in September 2020, which can be found by clicking here.

  • On September 12, 2020, Empowering Latino Futures/Latino Literacy Now! announced that Immigration Reform: The Corpse That Will Not Die had been selected as the first place winner for the 2020 International Latino Book Awards Best Political/Current Affairs book. The virtual awards program in its entirety can be viewed by clicking here, and an article about the program, which referred to the book as “one of the most eagerly-awaited books” of the season can be found by clicking here.

  • Midwest Book Review published a review of the book in its August 2020 newsletter, writing that it “Provides extraordinary backgrounded insights of immense interest” and is “exceptionally well written, organized and presented.” See the full review by clicking here.

  • Also in August 2020, Immigration Advocates Network, the largest network of immigration legal services providers, posted its podcast on the book which can be accessed by clicking here.

  • The author appeared on the National Immigration Forum’s “Only in America” podcast series to discuss the historical antecedents of the current immigration debate and lessons for today’s generation of immigration reformers. Listen to the podcast by clicking here.

  • On June 2020, the author was featured in a new website, IdeaSpace, featuring “left” and “right” perspectives on who leads immigration policy and what they believe. Visit the website by clicking here

  • On May 21, 2020, the author was highlighted in the news magazine Frank News, which promotes “Understanding of the world yesterday, today, and tomorrow,” through spin-free, “frank” coverage of the news. Read the interview by clicking here.

  • On March 20, 2020, Foreword Reviews, the book industry’s leading reviewer of books from small, independent, and university presses announced that Immigration Reform: The Corpse That Will Not Die was selected as a finalist for the 2019 INDIES Book of the Year in Nonfiction History; see the books selected for this prestigious recognition by clicking here.

  • On March 5, 2020, the author was quoted and the book was discussed in a feature article in both the print and online editions of the New York Times. Read the article by clicking here.

  • On November 13, 2019, the book was discussed on the SiriusXM public affairs program, the Laura Coates Show. Listen to the discussion by clicking here.

  • A book event at Arizona State University in November 2019 resulted in this article in ASU Now, the campus newsmagazine. Read the article by clicking here.

Journalists and pundits review Immigration Reform: The Corpse That Will Not Die

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