Policy Analyst and California Program Coordinator
Faye Hipsman is a Policy Analyst and California Program Coordinator with the U.S. Immigration Policy Program at the Migration Policy Institute. She is based in San Francisco. Her areas of expertise include immigration enforcement and border security, state and local immigration policies, and immigration and politics.
Ms. Hipsman joined MPI in 2011 and has published several dozen reports, policy briefs, and Migration Information Source articles on a wide range of immigration topics involving the United States, Mexico, and Central America. In 2016, she became an Affiliated Scholar with University of California-Hastings College of the Law.
Prior to joining MPI, Ms. Hipsman worked as a paralegal at an immigration and nationality law firm in Boston on a variety of deportation, family-based, and employment-based cases. She has also worked at the Brookings Institution and for several immigrant advocacy and civil-rights organizations in Texas and Ohio. She holds a BA in Latin American studies with minors in economics and history from Oberlin College.