Carlos A. Guevara

Director, Immigration Policy Project

Carlos Guevara is the Director of the Immigration Policy Project at UnidosUS (formerly National Council of La Raza). Carlos leads UnidosUS’s immigration policy work, which focuses on advancing effective and humane federal immigration policies that promote and uphold family unity, protect workers’ rights, build on immigrant integration efforts, and improve the current immigration system. Guevara is the author of a March 2019 whitepaper entitled “Beyond the Border: Family Separation in the Trump Era,” and multiple online articles including “The Shadow War to Reshape the Face of America” and “The Ugly and Obvious Truth About Trump’s Immigration Policy, and the Flawed Thinking Behind It.”

Prior to joining UnidosUS, Carlos was a Counselor in the Office of the Secretary at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security from 2014-2017. There, he worked on immigration policy issues under the Obama Administration. Mr. Guevara earned his Juris Doctor from the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, and his bachelor’s degree from University of Virginia. He is a licensed attorney in Maryland and Michigan. Carlos was born in Hermosillo, Mexico and grew up in San Antonio, Texas.

Recent Media Engagements and Commentary

Los Angeles Times: Democrats to seek citizenship pathway for immigrants in infrastructure bill, Sanders says

Chicago Sun-Times: How updating an old Herbert Hoover law would offer new hope to undocumented immigrants

Associated Press: Biden bets big on immigration changes in opening move