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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.
Feature June 22
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
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
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.
News July 16, 2019
A series of policy changes has failed to reduce the ever-growing backlog of cases waiting to be resolved.
The Lowdown June 27, 2019
A proposal by Julián Castro would make unauthorized border crossing a civil offense, not a crime.
Analysis November 7, 2018
Assessing the ousted attorney general's legacy on President Trump's favorite issue.
Analysis November 2, 2018
Several reasons why the Luis Bracamontes video is grossly misleading or just plain false.
News September 14, 2018
And it’s sapping energy from other law enforcement missions
Feature July 23, 2018
How Donald Trump’s war on immigrants is playing out in his hometown.