Matthew Tragesser

Matthew joined FAIR in 2018 and assists with the organization's communications and media affairs. He is a primary media contact and spokesperson for the organization. Matthew's commentary has been featured in a number of media outlets including Fox News, Yahoo News, the Washington Times, Washington Examiner, and Newsweek. He is also an opinion contributor at the Hill, the Daily Caller, Townhall.com, and Breitbart. Before joining FAIR, Matthew worked in the Wisconsin State Senate as well as a Wisconsin political non-profit. Matthew holds a Master's degree in Public Relations and Corporate Communications from Georgetown University and a Bachelor's degree in Political Science and International Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

January Southern Border Encounters Increased by 321 Percent from Trump’s Final Full Year

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Arizona Legally Defines Border Crisis as ‘Invasion.’ This Means It Can Use Constitutional Powers to Defend Itself

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Citing COVID, Senate Democrats Recklessly Demand Amnesty for Millions of Central Americans

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