Media & Public Sociology

Research on DACA and psychological wellbeing featured by University of California News, “Immigration status has health implications for young Latinos, study shows.” July 2017.

Guest Post, “From Undocumented to DACAmented: Can Changes to Legal Status Impact Psychological Wellbeing? American Sociological Association Section on Inequality, Poverty, and Mobility. (with Whitney N. Laster Pirtle). June 2017.

Guest Blog Post, “From Undocumented to DACAmented: Can Changes to Legal Status Impact Psychological Wellbeing?” ImmigrationProf Blog, A Member of the Law Professors Blog Network. (with Whitney N. Laster Pirtle). June 2017.

Guest Blog Post, “From Undocumented to DACAmented: Can Changes to Legal Status Impact Psychological Wellbeing?” Youth Circulations Blog. (with Whitney N. Laster Pirtle). June 2017.

Expert Testimony, California State Judiciary Committee Informational Hearing on Due Process—Overview and Immigration Law Case Study, February 2017.

Research on detainees’ access to family visitation cited in “Report of the Subcommittee on Privatized Immigration Detention Facilities,” recommending that the Department of Homeland Security “shift away” from privatized detention. December 1, 2016.

Research cited in Amicus Curiae brief to the U.S. Supreme Court in Jennings v. Rodriguez: “Brief of 43 Social Science Researchers and Professors as Amici Curiae in Support of Respondents.” November 2016.

Research cited in Kandil, Caitlin Yoshiko. “Jails Serve Inmates and Immigrants.” Los Angeles TimesJuly 29, 2016 Weekend edition.

Report on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program cited in two Amicus Curiae briefs to the Supreme Court in United States v. Texas (in support of DAPA and extended DACA), March 2016:

Interviewed for East Bay Express report on detention of long-time U.S. permanent resident and Cambodian refugee convicted of non-violent drug offense. Published: 8/11/2015.

“Restoring Due Process: How Bond Hearings Under Rodriguez v. Robbins Have Helped End Arbitrary Immigration Detention.” 2014. ACLU of Southern California and ACLU Immigrants’ Rights Project (data analysis).

Expert report and declaration to Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals: “An Analysis of Custody Redetermination Hearings by Immigration Judges.” 2014.

Patler, Caitlin. “7 Myths about Undocumented Immigration.” UCLA Center for the Study of Women, January 2013.

Patler, Caitlin. “California DREAMers Exhibit High Levels of Civic Participation, Yet Face Significant Hardships” (Immigration Impact, Blog of the Immigration Policy Center, July 2012)

“Governor Brown Signs Only Half of California Dream Act” (Immigration Impact, Blog of the Immigration Policy Center, July 2011)

Radio interview covering my lecture “DREAMing of a Better Future: Undocumented Immigrant Students in the US”, KBCS-FM (Bellevue/Seattle) Special Report; aired 1/13/11 & 1/17/11

Interviewed for the documentary film An Unfinished Dream (ACantar Films, 2010). The film details the lives and challenges faced by undocumented immigrant students.

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