Matias Ramos is the 2011 Carol Jean and Edward F. Newman Fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies. He works in the Institute’s communications department, identifying and maximizing opportunities to build online audiences.

Prior to joining IPS, Matias had fellowships at the UCLA Center for Labor Research and Education and the National Immigration Law Center. In addition, he is a co-founder of United We Dream, a national immigrant youth advocacy network. He studied Political Science at UCLA, where he was involved in the publication of “Underground Undergrads: UCLA Undocumented Immigrant Students Speak Out.”


Remembering Paul Jacobs as the Struggle for Better Nuclear Safety Continues

IPS history is tied to documentary airing this weekend on Link TV.

Obama Falls Flat in El Paso

Under Obama’s new plan, immigrants will have to wait longer, pay more, and enjoy fewer rights.

Obama Will Address Immigration Issues Today – Don’t Hold Your Breath

As state legislatures take immigration policy in their own hands, Congress seems determined to avoid the subject at all costs.

Red, White, and Blue Frenzy

Despite the passion of the White House throngs, Osama bin Laden’s death is no “mission accomplished.”

Shutdown The War Grant To Mexico That Has Cost $1.5 Billion; Save $600 Million!

The governments of the United States and Mexico are using large budget expenses to entangle us in the corrupt politics of arms deals.

End this Cynical Anti-Immigrant Program, Save $460 Million

The cynically named Secure Communities program threatens to make every cop in the country part of an immigration dragnet.

A Government Expense We Would Shut Down: U.S. Trade Representative Office

Obama’s trade representative is trying hard to push approval of deals that the Bush administration negotiated.

How to Avoid our own Fukushima

The government should finally address the dangers posed by unsafe storage practices for spent fuel.

Arizona Vigilante Declared Guilty on All Charges

Justice is served as a border vigilante faces sentencing next week, but factors that gave rise to anti-immigrant hysteria remain.

    Obama’s DREAM Gambit

    The (Worthington MN) Daily Globe | June 23, 2012

    Obama’s DREAM Gambit

    The Columbia Missourian | June 19, 2012

    Taxation without Representation

    CityWatch | April 13, 2012

    Taxation without Representation

    The Asheville (NC) Citizen-Times | April 9, 2012

    Taxation without Representation

    Counterpunch | April 9, 2012

    MIA: Obama’s New Common-Sense Immigration Policy

    The MetroWest Daily News | October 2, 2011

    MIA: Obama’s New Common-Sense Immigration Policy

    The Winona (MN) Daily News | September 30, 2011

    MIA: Obama’s New Common-Sense Immigration Policy

    The (San Francisco) Beyond Chron | September 28, 2011