Senior Cabinet Advisor, UnidosUS
Charles Kamasaki is Senior Cabinet Advisor of the National Council of La Raza (NCLR). In this capacity he serves as a senior member of the management team (“Cabinet”) at UnidosUS, (formerly the National Council of La Raza), the nation’s largest Hispanic civil rights and advocacy organization. Previously the Executive Vice President of NCLR, Kamasaki for two decades managed the group’s research, policy analysis, and advocacy activity. He has authored, co-authored, and supervised the preparation of dozens of policy and research reports, journal articles, and editorials, testified frequently at Congressional and Administrative hearings, coordinated pro bono litigation and legal analysis, and represented the organization at research and policy conferences and symposia.
Since May 2012, Kamasaki has also been a Resident Fellow at the Migration Policy Institute, carrying out research that eventually produced a book, Immigration Reform: The Corpse That Will Not Die (Mandel-Vilar Press, 2019), about the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 and its follow-on bill the Immigration Act of 1990, the last comprehensive immigration reforms enacted into law.