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Roberto Suro
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Roberto Suro has nearly 40 years experience in the immigration field as a journalist, author and researcher. His specialties are the Hispanic population, U.S. immigration policy and the dynamics of U.S.popular opinion regarding immigration. Now a professor at the University of Southern California, Suro holds a joint appointment at the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism and the Sol Price School of Public Policy. Prior to joining the USC faculty in August 2007, Suro was director of the Pew Hispanic Center, a research organization in Washington D.C. which he founded in 2001. Suro's books include "Strangers Among Us: Latino Lives in a Changing America, (Vintage, 1999); and "Writing Immigration: Scholars and Journalists in Dialogue," co-author and co-editor (U of CA, 2011). At USC, he is director of the Tomas Rivera Policy Institutehttp://trpi.org/, a research center addressing the challenges and opportunities of demographic diversity in the 21st century global city.

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The Children on the Rio Grande Have Families and They Are Here

(1) Comments | Posted July 11, 2014 | 10:26 AM

The Central American children fording the Rio Grande by the thousands each week this summer are heading to homes in the United States where parents and other relatives await them. They are not mindlessly fleeing crime and poverty. They are fleeing with a purpose and with a direction in mind.

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Bad Options for Immigration Marchers

(39) Comments | Posted May 7, 2010 | 2:50 PM

A tough, nasty Arizona law pulled immigration rights marchers back into the streets of American cities over the weekend, demanding that Washington take action. Given how President Obama and the Democratic leaders in Congress have responded to Arizona's provocation, the marchers might end up wishing they had stayed home.

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