Working Papers, Reports and Conference Proceedings


2013   Cecilia Menjívar and William P. Simmons. “Insecure Communities in Maricopa County: Latino Perceptions of Police Involvement in Immigration Enforcement.” Report prepared for the National Day Labor Organizing Network/Puente, presented at the Insecure Communities and Community Mistrust forum, Phoenix, AZ, December 11th.


2013   Cecilia Menjívar and Olivia Salcido. “Gendered Paths to Legal Status: The Case of Latin American Immigrants in Phoenix, Arizona.” (Special Report) Washington, DC: Immigration Policy Center, American Immigration Council.


2012   Cecilia Menjívar and Leisy Abrego. “Legal Violence in the Lives of Immigrants: How Immigration Enforcement Affects Families, Schools, and Workplaces.” Washington, DC: Center for American Progress.


2008  Cecilia Menjívar. “Unaccompanied Migrant Children: A First Step at Mapping What We Know.” Report prepared for FUNDEMEX, ASU’s Office of the President, and the Office of the First Lady of Mexico. April 27th. (CePoD Working Paper #2008-108)


2005  Cecilia Menjívar. “Migraciones y Transformaciones en la Familia.” (Chapter 7). Informe sobre Desarrollo Humano (Human Development Report), United Nations Development Program, San Salvador, El Salvador.


2000  Cecilia Menjívar. “Networks and Religious Communities Among Salvadoran Immigrants in San Francisco, Washington D.C., and Phoenix.” Center for Comparative Immigration Studies, University of California, San Diego, Working Paper No. 25.


1999   Cecilia Menjívar et al. “Contemporary Latino Migration to the Phoenix Metropolitan Area.” Report presented to the Center for Urban Inquiry, Arizona State University.


1995   Cecilia Menjívar. “Social Networks Among Salvadorans in California.” Pp. 47-51 in Central Americans in California: Transnational Communities, Economies and Cultures, edited by Nora Hamilton and Norma Chinchilla. The Center for Multiethnic and Transnational Studies, University of Southern California, Occasional Papers Series, Monograph No.1.


1994   Cecilia Menjívar. “Social Networks Dynamics: Implications for Salvadoreans in San Francisco.” University of California, Berkeley Chicano/Latino Policy Project Working Paper, Vol 2, No.1.




2013   Cecilia Menjívar. “When Immigration Policies Affect Immigrants’ Lives: Commentary.” Response to “How do Tougher Immigration Measures Impact Unauthorized Immigrants?” by Catalina Amuedo-Dorantes, Thitima Puttitanun, and Ana P. Martinez-Donate. Demography, 50 (3): 1097-1099.


2012   Cecilia Menjívar. Comment to “Awakening to a Nightmare,” by Roberto G. Gonzales and Leo R. Chavez.  Current Anthropology 53 (3): 272.


2011    Cecilia Menjívar. “Long-term Family Separations and Unaccompanied Children’s Lives.” Response to “Voice, Agency, and Vulnerability: the Immigration of Children through Systems of Protection and Enforcement” by Aryah Somers. International Migration 49 (5): 17-19.


2009  Cecilia Menjívar. “Who Belongs and Why,” Comment to “Which American Dream Do You Mean?” by David Stoll. Society, 46 (5): 416-418


2004  Cecilia Menjívar. “Response to Levitt: Limits of Transnationalism.” Contexts, 3 (3): 5



Other Non-refereed Professional Publications


2014   Cecilia Menjívar. “Reflecting on Enduring Violence.” Society, 51 (4): 401-403.


2014   Cecilia Menjívar. “Enduring Violence.” Gender & Society blog:


2009  Cecilia Menjívar. “Immigration Reform: A Country Divided, Or a Richer Society?” Religion Dispatches, November 20.


          Also published in Faith in Public Life:


2008  Cecilia Menjívar. “Los inmigrantes salvadoreños en “limbo legal” en Estados Unidos.” El Faro           Académico, El Faro (El Salvador’s online newspaper) November 26th. 


2001   Cecilia Menjívar. “‘Papers’ offer opportunity, justice for undocumented.” The Arizona Republic, Sunday, August 5, 2001, V3.


*Reprinted in the Newsletter of the Crime and Juvenile Delinquency Division, Society for the Study of Social Problems, Fall 2001.


2001   Cecilia Menjívar. “Latino Immigrants and Views of Crime and Police Authorities in the Phoenix Metropolitan Area.” World on the Move, Newsletter of the International Migration Section, American Sociological Association, Volume 7, Number 2. (Spring)