Carlos Echeverría-Estrada is a Data Analysis Consultant with the Migration Policy Institute and was previously an intern with MPI’s U.S. Immigration Policy Program. He is a doctoral candidate in public policy and evaluation at Claremont Graduate University. His research interests include international migration and migration governance, and he specializes in outcomes measurement, data analytics, social policy analysis, and evidence-based decision-making.
He has worked with international and nonprofit organizations, academic institutions, and governments in North and Latin America, Europe, West Africa, and East Asia. Mr. Echeverría holds a master’s degree in public policy and evaluation from the University of Minnesota and a bachelor’s degree in international relations from Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico City.
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For the 9 million immigrants eligible to become U.S. citizens, changed naturalization adjudication practices and an agency mission shift undertaken by the Trump administration appear to be posing new hurdles. This report analyzes a survey of naturalization assistance providers from across the country, examining changes in how U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services interviews applicants, conducts the English and civics tests, requests additional evidence, and more.