Experts & Staff
Senior Cabinet Adviser, National Council of La Raza
Charles Kamasaki is Senior Cabinet Adviser for the National Council of La Raza (NCLR). In this capacity he serves as a senior member of the management team of NCLR, the nation’s largest Hispanic civil-rights and advocacy organization, representing nearly 300 affiliated community-based organizations that serve millions of Hispanic Americans annually. He is also a Resident Fellow at the Migration Policy Institute, where he is working on a book about the Immigration Reform and Control Act, while on partial sabbatical from NCLR.
Mr. Kamasaki previously managed NCLR’s research, policy analysis, and advocacy activity on civil rights, education, economic mobility, housing and community development, immigration, health, and other issues.
He has authored, co-authored, and supervised the preparation of dozens of policy and research reports, journal articles, and editorials, testified frequently at congressional and administrative hearings, coordinated pro bono litigation and legal analysis, and represented NCLR at research and policy conferences and symposia. He has served on numerous nonprofit boards of directors, advisory committees, and task forces.
Mr. Kamasaki was educated at Baylor University and Pan American University.