Author: Erwin de Leon

Bio: Erwin de Leon is a Policy Researcher and writer based in Washington, DC. He writes on immigration, LGBT, and nonprofit issues. You can follow him on Twitter at @ErwindeLeon.


De Leon: If E-Verify Becomes Mandatory, It Won’t Solve Nation’s ‘Immigration Problem’

Posted on: 16 Jun 2011

Fi2W columnist Erwin de Leon on the bill introduced this week by Rep. Lamar Smith that would make E-Verify mandatory nationwide.

Hunter for Asian American Immigrant Stories Finds A Home @ the Library of Congress

Posted on: 07 Apr 2011

Remé Grefalda is constantly on the lookout for books, publications, documents and other ephemera that preserve the Asian immigrant experience. She is the driving force behind a new collection at the Library of Congress -the Asian-American Pacific Islander Collection

‘Brain Waste’ – Underutilizing Immigrant Talent

Posted on: 08 Mar 2011

More than 1.3 million college-educated immigrants are unemployed or underemployed in the U.S., working in low-skilled or semi-skilled jobs.

Report: U.S. Immigration Enforcement Program Leading to Deportation of Low Level Offenders

Posted on: 04 Feb 2011

A new report shows wide differences across the country in a program allowing local authorities to enforce federal immigration laws. In some places 287(g) is leading to the deportation of undocumented immigrants accused of serious crimes, but in other areas immigrants arrested for traffic violations are being deported.

Gay Marriage – A Priority For Immigrants?

Posted on: 18 Jan 2011

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has promised to pass a marriage equality bill this year, and polls show a majority of New Yorkers support one. But some gay immigrant activists question whether gay marriage is the right issue to focus on.

Guest Column: Ask, Tell and Dream Together

Posted on: 22 Dec 2010

Guest Columnist Erwin de Leon responds to the repeal of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell, signed by President Obama today, and the failure of The DREAM Act in the Senate.