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Julia Preston covered immigration for The New York Times for 10 years, until December 2016. She was a member of The Times staff that won the 1998 Pulitzer Prize for reporting on international affairs, for its series that profiled the corrosive effects of drug corruption in Mexico. She is a 1997 recipient of the Maria Moors Cabot Prize for distinguished coverage of Latin America and a 1994 winner of the Robert F. Kennedy Award for Humanitarian Journalism. She has worked as an editor and foreign correspondent for The Times and, before that, The Washington Post.
The Lowdown January 22
Ambitious promises run up against political and practical obstacles.
News December 23, 2020
Citizens who filed taxes with an undocumented immigrant can now receive stimulus payments.
Feature December 15, 2020
Filing taxes with an undocumented immigrant means the whole family loses out on payment.
News November 23, 2020
Restoring asylum claims and judges’ independence will be uphill work.
News November 8, 2020
Joe Biden ran on the most progressive criminal justice platform of any major party candidate in generations. So what can he actually do?
Analysis July 9, 2020
A task force designed to forge unity and turn out Sanders voters proposes ambitious rollback of Trump policies.
Feature June 22, 2020
Even after the Supreme Court ruling sparing DACA, many immigrants can face deportation. Here are the stories of three families where deportation brought financial ruin, mental health crises—and even death.
News June 19, 2020
The justices ruled the president illegally suspended the Dreamers program. But it’s unclear if Trump will let more eligible applicants in.
Coronavirus April 10, 2020
Trump administration presses on with court proceedings, rebuffing pleas from attorneys and advocates.
Analysis August 28, 2019
Calls grow to create an independent court system that protects immigration judges from political pressure.