Guillermo Cantor

Guillermo Cantor is the associate research director for Vera’s Safety and Fairness for Everyone (SAFE) initiative. As a member of the SAFE leadership team, he drives a research agenda focused on the need for and impact of universal representation for people facing deportation. An expert in immigration policy, Guillermo has authored numerous influential publications, shedding light on government agencies’ practices that typically remain invisible to the public. Over the past two decades, he held research and teaching positions at various think tanks and academic institutions. Most recently, he was the senior director of research at Prosperity Now, a national nonprofit dedicated to building equitable economic opportunity. He spent seven years as research director at the American Immigration Council and was previously a researcher at the National Scientific and Technical Research Council in Argentina, where he studied immigrant political incorporation and public attitudes toward immigration. His analysis and commentary on immigration issues have appeared in major news outlets such as The New York Times, The Washington Post, NPR, the Los Angeles Times, and HuffPost. He is currently a lecturer of public policy at the University of Maryland and an affiliated scholar at Georgetown University’s Institute for the Study of International Migration. Guillermo holds a PhD in sociology from the University of Maryland.