Lopez's research focuses on migration policy and demographic trends. Lopez has done work on discrimination of Mexican immigrants in the U.S., and has written about immigrant integration. Lopez is a student researcher at the Center for Comparative Immigration Studies at the University of California, San Diego.
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Provides a snapshot of the shift from safe to quick release along the southern border from October 2018 to June 2019, compiling fieldwork, in-person and phone interviews with representatives from civil society and religious organizations, lawyers, and journalists on both sides of the border. Documents the policy change as well as the state and local responses.
Discusses the weaknesses of existing impact evaluations of online migration campaigns, particularly those aiming to raise awareness about the risks of irregular migration. Shows that there are many key structural challenges that make traditional impact evaluations over the Internet difficult to conduct.
Catalogues evidence of discrimination and civil rights abuses against Mexican immigrants living in the U.S. from 2009 to 2016.