The Bipartisan Policy Center, in partnership with the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas, Austin, today announced that Sadikshya Nepal has joined BPC’s immigration and cross-border policy team as its first immigration policy fellow. Under this partnership, a selected graduate of the LBJ School will have the opportunity to work at BPC for one to two years on research and writing projects in the area of immigration.
An immigrant herself, Ms. Nepal moved from Nepal to the United States with her family when she was 16 years old. As a graduate student at the LBJ School, Ms. Nepal specialized in migration and focused her research on U.S. immigration policy issues. Prior to beginning her fellowship at BPC, Ms. Nepal was a fellow at the Center for Migration Studies of New York, a research assistant at Innovations for Peace and Development, and a program coordinator at Harvard University’s Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning.
During her year-long fellowship, Ms. Nepal’s research will focus primarily on the economic and fiscal contributions of immigrants, the role of immigrants in the workforce, and immigrants and changing labor trends. Immigration fellows will support BPC and BPC Action—BPC’s 501(c)(4) affiliate—in effectively finding common ground and making the case for bipartisan compromises in the immigration reform debate.