Immigration Analyst

Crystal Muñoz

Crystal Muñoz is an analyst at GBPI, where she focuses on state and federal policies and research that affect the immigrant community in Georgia.

Crystal graduated from Georgia State University, where she earned her bachelor’s in political science. After interning for GALEO, she realized that she wanted to work in the policy and advocacy field. She was a legislative aide for the then Minority Leader, Stacey Abrams. She also worked as a field organizer for the New Georgia Project and the Democratic Party of Georgia. She was an AmeriCorp VISTA at the Latin American Association, serving as Coalition Coordinator for two years.

At the end of her service year, she decided to get her master’s in public administration at Georgia State with the hopes of being able to use her degree to promote positive policies that help people live better lives. After graduating, Crystal worked as the Policy and Legislation Program Coordinator for the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), the oldest and largest Latino advocacy organization. In her role at the organization, she informed the CEO on various policy issues that affected the Latino community and formed relationships with allies at other organizations and congressional staff.

She was born and raised in Georgia. Her family is originally from Michoacán, Mexico, and she currently resides in Gwinnett with her family and their chihuahua Rambo.

Recent Posts by Crystal

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Welcomed, Yet Not Welcome: Exploring Georgia’s Role in Immigration Enforcement and Detention

Executive Summary Georgia’s immigrants enhance Georgia’s social fabric through linguistic and cultural diversity and meet the state’s growing ...
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Education Equity is Good for DACA Recipients and Georgia | Bill Analysis: House Bill 131 (LC 49 1187)

    This bill analysis was co-authored by Crystal Muñoz, Immigration Analyst. In 2008, the State of Georgia ...
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World Refugee Day and Immigrant Heritage Month: How Welcoming is Georgia?

Over the past year or so, Georgians have grown increasingly aware of the challenges faced by refugees resettling in the state. A new report provides ...
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PRESS RELEASE: Mental Health Parity Act Lacks Sufficient Support For Georgia’s Immigrants

RELEASE: Mental Health Parity Act Lacks Sufficient Support For Georgia’s Immigrants ATLANTA — Today, the Georgia Budget and ...
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Over-Represented Among the Vulnerable, Under-Protected In the Pandemic: Georgia Immigrants Deserve Better

As the pandemic continues, one glaring outcome has been increased disparities between certain groups. During the beginning of ...
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New Administration, New(ish) Immigration Rules: Policy Continuity and Change Under President Biden and the Experience of Georgia Communities

Key Takeaways Georgia has 18,000 DACA recipients. These recipients rely on DACA to be able to work and ...

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