Juan Manuel Pedroza, a research associate at the Urban Institute in Washington, D.C., studies immigration policy. Pedroza was born in Ojuelos, Jalisco (Mexico) and arrived in the U.S. in 1989. He became a naturalized U.S. citizen in 2008. The Urban Institute is a nonprofit, nonpartisan policy research and educational organization that examines the social, economic and governance problems facing the nation. The views expressed above are those of the author and should not be attributed to the Urban Institute, its trustees or its funders.