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Originally from Mexico, Manuel Villa worked in the financial industry for 11 years, first in Tokyo and later in New York. In 2016, he left finance and entered the investigative journalism masters program at Columbia Journalism School. After graduation, Manuel was a data journalism fellow at The Marshall Project. He was later selected as the first Neo4j data journalism fellow at the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), where he worked on the Paradise Papers before returning to The Marshall Project.
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Feature July 23
How Donald Trump’s war on immigrants is playing out in his hometown.
Analysis May 20
Despite Jeff Sessions’ new zero-tolerance mandate along the border, the Justice Department has prioritized immigration offenses for years.
News July 18, 2017
A new study examines the lingering impact of war-on-crime policies.
News June 22, 2017
A new study shows a striking disparity between incarcerated men and women.