Rubén G. Rumbaut, Ph.D. is Distinguished Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Irvine. Together with Alejandro Portes, he has directed the landmark Children of Immigrants Longitudinal Study and coauthored Immigrant America: A Portrait (4th ed., 2014) and Legacies: The Story of the Immigrant Second Generation (2001), which won the American Sociological Association’s top award for Distinguished Scholarship. He is the founding chair of the International Migration Section of the American Sociological Association, and an elected member of the National Academy of Education and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He received his Ph.D. in Sociology from Brandeis University.
- The Criminalization of Immigration in the United States  (American Immigration Council Special Report, July 2015).
- The Myth of Immigrant Criminality and the Paradox of Assimilation  (American Immigration Council Special Report, February 2007)