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Mark Krikorian has been the executive director of the Center for Immigration Studies, a think-tank in Washington, D.C since 1995. The Center describes itself as an "independent, non-partisan research organization" in Washington, D.C. that examines and critiques the impact of immigration on the United States. Animated by a "pro-immigrant, low-immigration vision which seeks fewer immigrants but a warmer welcome for those admitted," the Center was established in 1985 to provide immigration research. Krikorian is a regular contributor to the conservative publication National Review, and is as a regular participant at National Review Online's "The Corner."
Krikorian frequently testifies before Congress and has been quoted in and writes articles in The Washington Post, The New York Times, Commentary, National Review, and elsewhere. He has appeared on 60 Minutes, Nightline, the NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, CNN, National Public Radio and many other television and radio programs.
Krikorian studied two years at Yerevan State University in then-Soviet Armenia, after which he returned to the United States and obtained a Bachelor's degree from Georgetown University followed by a Masters Degree from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. Before joining CIS in February 1995, Krikorian was an editor at the Winchester Star, and worked as editor of an electronic media publication on marketing. He wrote for the monthly newsletter of the Federation for American Immigration Reform.
- How Obama is Transforming America Through Immigration, Encounter Broadsides, 2010. ISBN 1-59403-488-5
- Open Immigration: Yea and Nay, By Mark Krikorian and Alex Nowrasteh, Encounter Books, 2014. ISBN 1-59403-821-X
- The Center for Immigration Studies
- Mark Krikorian's Biography
- Washington Post Biography
- Western Knight Center for Specialized Journalism
- Krikorian debates on illegal immigration at Boston University College of Communication's 24th annual Great Debate on BUniverse.
- Video discussion with Krikorian about immigration on Bloggingheads.tv