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Theresa Brown

Bipartisan Policy Center

Theresa Cardinal Brown is the Bipartisan Policy Center’s director of immigration and cross-border policy, where she directs the work of the bipartisan Immigration Task Force in developing policy recommendations on immigration and border issues. She also oversees the research and outreach agenda of the BPC on immigration and is a recognized expert in the field, having appeared on national news broadcasts and in print media, including NPR, PBS, Fox News, the Washington Post, NY Times and others. Brown previously served as the director of immigration and border policy at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and associate director of business immigration advocacy at the American Immigration Lawyers Association. She was a policy advisor in the office of the commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection and was on Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoffs Second Stage Review of USCIS. In 2005 and 2006, she became a member and later director of the Immigration Legislation Task Force in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Policy. She then served as the first DHS director of Canadian affairs, and subsequently as the first DHS attach at the U.S. Embassy in Ottawa. She has been with the Bipartisan Policy Center since 2014.