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Immigration is, and always has been, a hot issue. And it’s gotten even hotter in the last few years, both in Europe and in the U.S. More times than not, this topic seems to be discussed in emotional rather than rational terms. That is why we need scholars who look closely at the facts and tell us what we really need to know.

One of those scholars is Dr. Els de Graauw. An assistant professor in the Department of Political Science in the Weissman School of Arts and Sciences at Baruch College, de Graauw has an interesting personal sto- ry to tell. While growing up in her native Rotterdam in the Netherlands, she grew fascinated with American politics, “not that I liked everything that happens here, but I had a fascination with the things that I liked and the things that I didn’t like.”


This work was originally published in College Talk.



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