Andrea Silva


Andrea Silva is an associate professor of political science at the University of North Texas. Her research examines the effect of federal and state policy on questions of immigration, race, ethnicity, and political marginalization using multi-method and interdisciplinary approaches. Her book Direct Democracy Rules: The Effect of Propositions, Initiatives, and Referendums on State Immigration Legislation in the 21st Century is under contract with NYU Press.

The latest on SB4, the Texas push to control the U.S. border

State efforts to override federal immigration policies tend to backfire, research shows.

What the Trump/Biden dueling rhetoric at the U.S. border tells us

Both presidential campaigns want to make immigration policy a top issue in the 2024 election.

Good Playlist: Immigration podcasts ▶️

Hear about everything from individual immigrants' stories to the latest in policy debates.

The battle over in-state college tuition for undocumented immigrants

A recent court decision benefited immigrants, but the battle will likely continue.