A Different Kind of War

How do journalists convey just how seriously upside down things have become?

Lately, I’ve been attending a lot of journalism conferences on the “drug war” in Mexico. Border reporting is becoming war reporting (at least on the Mexic...Read More

Man Without A Country

How immigration reform--and a Texan from Bangladesh--got caught in the deportation dragnet.

On the night in October 2006 that Shahed Hossain left his family’s house in Haltom City, near Fort Worth, for a long drive to Laredo, his mother, Habiba, cook...Read More

Hometown Exile

In 2008, when I visited my mother in El Paso, she pouted like a toddler who has been told a lie and said: “Usted me dijo que íbamos a ir a Mexico.” It’s ...Read More

Drug War Refugees

Residents of Ciudad Mier Flee for their Lives

Residents in Mexican border cities including Ciudad Mier and Nuevo Guerrero have been living unde siege-like conditions for the past year. They are living witho...Read More


Children of the Exodus

What becomes of kids who are deported without their families?

On the Hidalgo-Reynosa International Bridge, there is a small white room tucked inside the Mexican immigration office where children, apprehended and then relea...Read More