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Christopher Levesque is a Consultant and former intern at MPI, working with the U.S. Immigration Policy Program. His work focuses on the U.S. legal immigration system, particularly in new immigrant destinations. His research covers immigration courts, demographic trends, and immigrant health.
Levesque is obtaining his PhD in sociology from the University of Minnesota, with a minor in population studies. Previously, he worked as a Research Assistant at the Minnesota Population Center and was an immigration paralegal at Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen & Loewy. He holds an MA in sociology from the University of Minnesota and a BA in government and German studies from Cornell University.
Immigrant workers have been hit hard by the pandemic-related economic crisis across the United States and in many states with the largest immigrant populations. This issue brief examines how workers in different states and different industries have fared, looking at how employment trends have been shaped by state-level factors such as the length and timing of stay-at-home orders and definitions of who is an “essential” worker.