Guillermo Cantor

Guillermo Cantor is the associate research director for Vera’s Advancing Universal Representation (UREP) initiative. As a member of the UREP 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, including Prosperity Now, the American Immigration Council, and the National Scientific and Technical Research Council in Argentina.

His analysis and commentary on immigration issues have appeared in major news outlets such as The New York Times, The Washington Post, NPR, LA Times, and HuffPost. He is currently an affiliated scholar at Georgetown University’s Institute for the Study of International Migration and a member of the National Immigration Litigation Alliance’s advisory committee. Guillermo holds a PhD in sociology from the University of Maryland.