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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.
Jason Rochester talks to his wife and son over Facetime. Lynsey Weatherspoon for The Marshall Project
Español July 2
El gobierno de Biden revisará miles de deportaciones, permitiendo el regreso a EEUU de algunos inmigrantes.
Jason Rochester talks to his wife and son over Facetime. Lynsey Weatherspoon for The Marshall Project
News June 29
The Biden administration will review thousands of deportations, permitting some immigrants back into the U.S.
President Joe Biden signs an executive order at the White House in Washington, on Jan. 21.
The Lowdown January 22
Ambitious promises run up against political and practical obstacles.
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, left, and Senator Marco Rubio in Washington in December.
News December 23, 2020
Citizens who filed taxes with an undocumented immigrant can now receive stimulus payments.
Roy Wright’s family was excluded from COVID-19 relief payments from the federal government, even though he is an American citizen, because his wife was listed with her taxpayer identification number on their tax return.
Feature December 15, 2020
Filing taxes with an undocumented immigrant means the whole family loses out on payment.
Migrant families from Central America are released at the border with orders to appear for future hearings in immigration court, on June 11, 2018 in McAllen, Texas.
News November 23, 2020
Restoring asylum claims and judges’ independence will be uphill work.
Democratic presidential nominee Joseph R. Biden spoke during a drive-in campaign rally in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on Nov. 2.
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?
People slept wrapped in blankets in front of the Otay border crossing in Tijuana in May. The U.S. government decided to limit the opening hours of the border crossing to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, and many commuters sleep for hours on the Mexican side of the border to get to work on time in the morning.
Analysis July 9, 2020
A task force designed to forge unity and turn out Sanders voters proposes ambitious rollback of Trump policies.
Esperanza Pacheco, who was deported to Mexico in 2017, hugs the clothes that her husband, Eusebio Moctezuma, left after a recent visit with her in León, Guanajuato. Eusebio is a legal permanent resident in the United States who can travel back and forth to Mexico.
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.
Maria García finished high school in Tempe, Arizona, this May.
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.