Category Archives: Fellows in the News

Pia Orrenius | Effects of E-Verify on Unauthorized Immigrant Employment and Population

Tower Center Senior Fellow Pia Orrenius published a new study with the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, Digital Enforcement, on the effects of the E-Verify system on the employment of immigrants. The E-Verify system requires employers in some states to electronically … Continue reading

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Are Dreamers job stealers?

Tower Center Academic Director James Hollifield was interviewed on Marketplace to discuss the impact President Trump’s decision to end DACA will have on the job market. Hollifield believes that it would be very difficult for companies to replace the workers … Continue reading

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Luisa del Rosal wins D CEO Latino Up-And-Comer Award

Tower Center and Mission Foods Texas-Mexico Center Executive Director Luisa del Rosal won the “Latino Up-And-Comer” award as part of D CEO’s 2017 Latino Business Awards. The awards are designed to honor the top Latino “visionary thinkers and industry pioneers” in … Continue reading

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Fellows and Associates Research Highlights — Spring 2017

FELLOWS & ASSOCIATES RESEARCH HIGHLIGHTS, SPRING 2017 Dominique Baker, Associate Academic Lectures, Conference Presentations, and Speaking Engagements “Undergraduate debt’s role in shaping students’ futures,” TG (formerly Texas Guaranteed Student Loan Corporation), June 2017. “Borrowing to get ahead: Undergraduate debt’s effect … Continue reading

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Eric Bing | Using innovation to deliver health care in Africa

The Catalyst, a journal from the Bush Institute, interviewed Tower Center Fellow Eric Bing about how to deliver quality health care around the world. Watch what he has to say:

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Tony Pederson on SMU’s resolved battle with student displays

Tower Center Fellow Tony Pederson, Dean of SMU’s School of Journalism, wrote a blog post discussing the controversy of SMU’s week-long stance banning all student displays from Dallas Hall Lawn. “SMU has an excellent record of free speech and open … Continue reading

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Cal Jillson weighs in on Democratic Party in Texas

Tower Center Senior Fellow Cal Jillson weighed in on the Democratic Party’s chances in Texas with upcoming 2018 elections. The Young Democrats of America held their national convention in Dallas Aug. 9. Jillson thinks it’s still too soon for the … Continue reading

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Matthew Wilson comments on White House staff changes

Tower Center Senior Fellow Matthew Wilson was interviewed on the WBAP Morning News Podcast to discuss White House happenings after last week’s staff change-ups including General John Kelly replacing Reince Priebus as White House Chief of Staff. Listen to the … Continue reading

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Tower Center Associate’s research featured in NYT Magazine

Tower Center Associate and SMU Law Professor Jenia Turner’s research was cited in an in-depth New York Times Magazine story looking at what happens when prosecutors violate the Brady rule and withhold key evidence from the defense. Turner’s research, “Two … Continue reading

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Jim Hollifield | Revisiting “The Emerging Migration State”

Tower Center Academic Director Jim Hollifield was interviewed by Migration Systems to revisit his 2004 essay “The Emerging Migration State.” In his essay, Hollifield advanced the idea that states could manage migration for strategic gain. Robert Westermann asks Hollifield to apply his … Continue reading

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