Theresa Cardinal Brown

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Theresa Cardinal Brown joined the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) in January 2014 as Director of Immigration Policy, where she coordinates and supports the work of BPC’s Immigration Task Force, co-chaired by former governors Haley Barbour and Ed Rendell and former Secretaries Henry Cisneros and Condoleezza Rice. Ms. Brown joined BPC from her own consulting firm, Cardinal North Strategies, LLC. She was previously the Director of Immigration and Border Policy at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Associate Director of Business Immigration Advocacy at the American Immigration Lawyers Association, and worked in the immigration practices of large Washington, DC-based law firms.  She has also served as a Director and Of Counsel at The Sentinel HS Group, LLC.

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Immigration Enforcement: Is Zero Illegal Immigration Possible?

by Theresa Cardinal Brownvia Peregrine
Monday, October 26, 2015

As the 2016 presidential campaign kicks into high gear, voters are hearing calls from many candidates to step up immigration enforcement and secure the border. Such calls are not new, and the suggested methods for doing so–border walls, employment verification, and even increased deportations–have been part of the debate over immigration for decades.