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Charles Kamasaki

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Charles Kamasaki

Resident Fellow

Senior Cabinet Adviser, UnidosUS

Charles Kamasaki is Senior Cabinet Adviser for UnidosUS. In this capacity he serves as a senior member of the management team of UnidosUS, the nation’s largest Hispanic civil-rights and advocacy organization, representing nearly 300 affiliated community-based organizations that serve millions of Hispanic Americans annually. He is also a Resident Fellow at the Migration Policy Institute, where he is working on a book about the Immigration Reform and Control Act, while on partial sabbatical from UnidosUS.

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Mr. Kamasaki previously managed UnidosUS’s research, policy analysis, and advocacy activity on civil rights, education, economic mobility, housing and community development, immigration, health, and other issues.

He has authored, co-authored, and supervised the preparation of dozens of policy and research reports, journal articles, and editorials, testified frequently at congressional and administrative hearings, coordinated pro bono litigation and legal analysis, and represented UnidosUS at research and policy conferences and symposia. He has served on numerous nonprofit boards of directors, advisory committees, and task forces.

Mr. Kamasaki was educated at Baylor University and Pan American University.

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Policy Briefs
January 2014
By Muzaffar Chishti and Charles Kamasaki
Video, Audio
September 28, 2015

This webinar examines the implementation at state and local levels of the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) and how it may limit immigrant integration, along with a discussion on strategies that may help ensure more equitable access to services.  

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