Kristie De Peña is the director of immigration and senior counsel with the Niskanen Center. She focuses on immigration and national security law and policy and earned her J.D. from the University of Iowa College of Law, and a Master of Laws in national security and foreign policy from George Washington University School of Law. She consulted with the Department of State on immigration, healthcare, and security issues prior to her work at the Niskanen Center. Her work has recently been cited in the Washington Examiner, RealClearPolicy, National Review, The Hill, The American Conservative, Huffington Post, Newsweek, and Reason.