June 16, 2000
George Borjas, Professor of Public Policy at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, has received the first Richard Estrada Fellowship in Immigration Studies, for the 2000-2001 academic year. Borjas will undertake a project on the educational attainment of children in immigrant households.
The fellowship is offered by the Center for Immigration Studies to support policy-related research on immigration's impact on the United States.
Richard Estrada, who passed away in 1999, was a columnist and editorial writer for The Dallas Morning News and a former member of the U.S. Commission on Immigration Reform. He was also one of the first employees of the Center, where he worked as a researcher in the mid-1980s. In naming the fellowship in Richard's memory, the Center seeks to recognize and cultivate the characteristics which marked his participation in the immigration debate: thirst for truth, love of country, and concern for the well-being of his fellow Americans.