About Our Analysts

The analysts for American Immigration policies during the Fall of 2020 are some of George Mason’s brightest young men and women. Hailing from a variety of backgrounds, their approaches to immigration often clash, while all serving the needs of American everywhere. Amongst them, these young professionals represent a variety of political agendas which don’t align with the traditional republican or democrat values, and rather represent a more blended and modern view on political dealings.

Elliot Matthews

Elliot is a graduating senior studying Communications at George Mason University. His love for politics, and his positioning in the world’s capital has given him insight into the disparity between intended and actual politics. His research into immigration policies in the post 9/11 world has given valuable insight into the dangers of fear-mongering in politics.

Emily Portalatin Munoz

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Emily Portalatin Munoz is a Junior at George Mason University studying Criminology, Law and Society. Her passion about the immigration system stems from her being PuertoRican as well as being actively informed about the struggles her many friends in the hispanic community are faced with. In her free time she enjoys volunteering at the local animal shelter, going to the movie theater, and spending lots of time with her friends and family.

Sean Rush

Sean Rush is a graduating senior studying communications at George Mason University, concentrating in Political Communications. He likes to go outside, play with his dogs, and watch Netflix. This semester, he will be researching Sanctuary Cities in an effort to understand the action behind them.

John Weiller

John Weiller is a graduating senior studying Global Affairs. Eight years of reading The Economist religiously have left him with an interest in European migration policy, and a worrying tendency to add superfluous u’s to perfectly good o’s. He’s excited to graduate this December, and to hopefully be able to go out and celebrate that by next December.

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