Mark Krikorian
Executive Director

Mark Krikorian, a nationally recognized expert on immigration issues, has served as executive director of the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) since 1995. The Center, an independent, non-partisan research organization in Washington, D.C., examines and critiques the impact of immigration on the U.S. Krikorian frequently testifies before Congress and has published articles in numerous outlets, including The Washington Post, The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and Commentary. He is a contributor at National Review Online and has appeared on 60 Minutes, Nightline, NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, CNN, and NPR, among other TV and radio programs. Krikorian is the author of the books “The New Case against Immigration, Both Legal and Illegal” and “How Obama is Transforming America through Immigration.” His most recent publication is “Open Immigration: Yea & Nay,” co-authored with Alex Nowrasteh of the Cato Institute. Krikorian holds a master’s degree from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and a bachelor’s from Georgetown University. He spent two years at Yerevan State University in then-Soviet Armenia.