Investigative reporter for the Texas Tribune. Grew up behind the Pine Curtain. Made a documentary called Border Hustle. Moitié Français.
If you’re wondering how migrants enter US and are processed, see this excellent graphic with easy-to-understand text —> System Under Strain: How the U.S. Actually Manages the Thousands of Migrant Families Entering Each Day - WSJ wsj.com/articles/syste…
RT @hannahdreier: A Border Patrol agent working at one of the Texas detention centers lawyers recently denounced as squalid and full of dir…
RT @yaffebellany: Arby's is trolling fans of plant-based meat with a carrot made out of turkey. (They're calling it "the marrot.") What thi…
RT @markchand: Q: How can I help? For starters, check out this recent @TexasTribune @byjayroot article on San Antonio’s migrant resource…
RT @NickMiroff: A wow story from ⁦⁦@mariasacchetti⁩ on the lucrative business of sheltering migrant children— Former Southwest Key leader…
RT @mariasacchetti: THREAD Hope this helps, though all thoughts welcome! Cc: @J_Gelatt @Roberto_suro 2020 budget request says 525,000 f…
Great recap of what happened in South Texas yesterday, when @VP Mike Pence and Republican senators toured migrant processing facilities and held round table discussion. twitter.com/photogdina/sta…
RT @MickJagger: New Orleans we’re going to be caught in a crossfire hurricane but we’re staying to play the show on Monday night, so stay s…
This is gut wrenching: Guatemalan boy found in Mexico with father's body - CNN cnn.com/2019/07/10/ame…
In El Paso court, migrants no longer get legal advocates or pre-hearing briefings on their rights texastribune.org/2019/07/11/el-… via @TexasTribune
RT @mariasacchetti: NEW: ICE's family detention has sunk dramatically. 28 parents & kids in Berks, PA facility 216 in Dilley, Tex. 0 fami…
RT @mariasacchetti: MUST READ by @ksieff...The Trump administration returns migrants to a city the US government says nobody should visit.…
RT @eramshaw: UT-Austin will provide free tuition to undergrad students with family incomes below $65,000 starting in 2020 https://t.co/Irp…
Loved this @jimtankersley piece, set in lovely Longview, Texas. It’s a must read if you want to understand the Lone Star State as it exists today. Also, there’s beer. twitter.com/jimtankersley/…
After separating a migrant from his kids over suspected gang affiliation, the US Govt “pressed repeatedly in court to provide evidence, eventually dropped the allegation ... without explanation.” propublica.org/article/immigr…
RT @edlavaCNN: Please share and set your DVRs. I’ve been working on this project for 7 months exploring the lives of undocumented immigrant…
Impressive number of journalists on this important and timely border collaboration —> Hungry, Scared and Sick: Inside the Migrant Detention Center in Clint, Tex. nytimes.com/interactive/20…
@RepStickland you may soon be gone but I promise you won't be forgotten. I think about you every time I see a traffic light (a yellow one) #HappyFourth
RT @lomikriel: @eramshaw @nachoaguilar .@TexasTribune is looking pretty smart right now to have @nachoaguilar based in El Paso, the growing…
RT @TheAtlantic: Pediatrician Dolly Lucio Sevier found evidence of infection, malnutrition, and psychological trauma among the sick childre…
RT @eramshaw: Good God. “By mid-May, about 2,800 migrants were waiting in Ciudad Juárez under the “remain in Mexico” program. As of Monda…
San Antonio and other Texas cities confront the spillover from the border migration crisis texastribune.org/2019/07/03/tex… via @TexasTribune
RT @keegan_hamilton: "The family’s extortion that morning… shows how pervasive corruption on the border has become as dishonest Mexican off…
RT @NickMiroff: They were mad then. Ironically outrage over these photos, and this video that we published soon after, led to construction…
RT @eramshaw: Watch as migrants from all over the world to claim asylum at crowded Reynosa, Mexico shelter. Incredible work via @byjayroot
In a shelter in Reynosa, across border from McAllen, TX, I saw migrants from all over the world this past weekend. Many have been waiting months to cross. Some have been kidnapped and robbed. Hear and see their stories in this short vid youtu.be/m1spGjtpRsA w/@mgutierrezjr
RT @julito77: “We can speak blame to any other country, but what about our blame?” @nayibbukele said. “I mean, what country did they flee?…
Awaiting presser in #rgv but agents say they won’t be discussing conditions in processing/detention facilities
@tedcruz is getting a firsthand look at border ops during media tour to demonstrate what both agents and migrants endure in #rgv https://t.co/LNHJGjZueK
New Prez of El Salvador says his country to blame for recent migrant drownings in Rio Grande, which is “remarkable in a region where political leaders have been loath to assume any responsibility for the social and political dynamics that drive migration.” nytimes.com/2019/07/01/wor…
Great investigative journalism from @AlexSamuelsx5. Love that she uncovered this fake eyewitness to a school shooting during the fact checking process. Cautionary tale here for all journalists texastribune.org/2019/07/01/san…
RT @ESMcIntyre: “AMLO said on Tuesday that the National Guard may have committed "excesses" in migration control duties, when asked about p…
RT @mariasacchetti: Deeply reported story by the best of the best @ajcorchado twitter.com/leninmartell/s…
RT @ajcorchado: The government of #amlo ⁦@lopezobrador_⁩ and its National Guard detaining Honduran migrants along the Rio Grande. Look for…
RT @ColoradoSun: For just $5 a month you can be a part of the Colorado Sun community and make more journalism possible for people across th…
RT @aogarza: .⁦@byjayroot⁩ Migrants detail conditions in Texas border facilities | ⁦@TexasTribune⁩ ⁦@Sleutert⁩ texastribune.org/2019/06/28/mig…
How religion and smuggling go hand in hand in Guatemala: great piece by @skinosian twitter.com/skinosian/stat…
“This change allows nearly every person who works under the Capitol dome to cite ‘legislative privilege’ in order to refuse to turn over almost any communication.” #txlege twitter.com/lmcgaughy/stat…
The Texas Tribune tracked chartered buses from both the Central Processing Center and Donna to the McAllen bus station, making it possible to connect the first-hand accounts of many of the migrants to a specific facility. texastribune.org/2019/06/28/mig…
RT @BorderReporter: San Luis Río Colorado mayor Santos González says his border town is next in line for expansion of the so-called Migrant…
RT @mgutierrezjr: Here’s a shot of Rio Grande Valley residents at an early-morning mass at the historic La Lomita Mission Chapel. They met…
The three buses we saw from Donna, TX facility went out to the runway in Brownsville where an awaiting jet had a flight plan to Laughlin AFB in Del Rio. So seems they are still jetting migrants out of here to ease overcrowding in #RGV
We tracked three buses from the Donna, TX processing facility to this private hangar at the Brownsville airport. Lots of kids (possibly ONLY kids) on buses. https://t.co/JeudsvaZMZ
As of 2 pm in South Texas, these are the numbers of migrants who have been dropped off at McAllen bus station. This volunteer kept track. U is “Ursula” facility. D is the “Donna” tent. Photo by @mgutierrezjr https://t.co/vsPtvVNVX7
RT @mariasacchetti: Reporters are also kept from immigration arrest records, court records & often, hearings for hundreds of thousands of a…
“It has become more complicated, but the necessities of the countries are increasing as well. So we prefer to take the risk” — Honduran migrant in Mexico, heading north kvia.com/news/border/me…
RT @mariasacchetti: Most kids in Homestead arrived in the US without parents. They’re there until they can be placed w/a parent or sponsor.…
RT @PatrickSvitek: On @CNNSotu, @JulianCastro says he’s “disappointed in Congressman O’Rourke’s stance” against repealing law that criminal…
Disturbing report —> “I’m a journalist but I didn’t fully realize the terrible power of U.S. border officials until they violated my rights and privacy” interc.pt/2WXXoUG by Seth Harp
RT @MikeDorning: BREAKING: Private Prison Stocks Sink as Warren Unveils Plan to End Them. GEO slid as much as 5%, CXW fell as much as 5.4%…
RT @ksieff: Days after Mexico launched its immigration crackdown, a truck full of migrants came under fire. A 19-year-old Salvadoran was ki…
County moves forward with historical survey of over 1,000 Downtown El Paso properties elpasotimes.com/story/news/201… via @elpasotimes
RT @Sleutert: They could also allocate resources to process more asylum seekers at ports of entry or via in country asylum processing https…
RT @john_jwitt: .@GregAbbott_TX to sign “beer-to-go” legislation this morning. #txlege https://t.co/3dIYwsB65o
Here’s a story that demonstrates the impact of investigative journalism. Also, great headline. #IRE2019 twitter.com/keribla/status…
Proponents of government transparency are warning that a little-noticed bill, now sitting on Gov. Greg Abbott’s desk, could gut public access to the Texas Legislature’s internal communications. bit.ly/2ZtUSrd
 
“Eventually it becomes something you could almost sweep anything into.” — First Amendment attorney Joe Larsen on bill that would make huge swath of Legislature’s records confidential texastribune.org/2019/06/14/tex…
 
“It is ironic that in a session in which they make progress on open government, they exempt themselves.” texastribune.org/2019/06/14/tex…
RT @NickMiroff: NEW Trump says he will install former ICE chief Tom Homan as ‘border czar’ wapo.st/2WJJCtB?tid=ss…
RT @PatrickSvitek: Cuellar consultant @ColinStrother: "We welcome her to the race & look forward" to comparing records. Justice Dems "weapo…
RT @ksieff: A large number of Guatemalan migrants arriving at the border were coffee farmers for Starbucks and other big companies. Why did…
RT @NickMiroff: This is the part of the Mexico deal that Trump has been referring to— not a Safe Third agreement that would make Mexico tak…
RT @i_p_a_1: My first "drone operator" byline! I am putting it in my CV :P. Good stuff @Wisemeister and @byjayroot ! twitter.com/eramshaw/statu…
Oh man we made the marquee with Border Hustle in McAllen. Love this! https://t.co/qlRWKCnwn7
Happening tonight in McAllen, Tex. Come to the screening of Border Hustle! eventbrite.com/e/border-hustl…
I know this might offend your libertarian sensibilities but could you like pass a bill or something? We have to stop this. twitter.com/chiproytx/stat…
Omg no. Please, please, please say this is all a bad dream. Chubby Chucks #6 forever. twitter.com/hutshamburgers…
Love the headline on this story. And wow — is Texas really gonna roll the dice on whether plumbers have meaningful regulation? twitter.com/texasmonthly/s…
“Four decades ago, Klansmen in robes and hoods handed out white supremacist flyers as Haltom City residents argued against welcoming Vietnamese or Cuban refugees.” Today, a former Vietnamese refugee is mayor. Great read from my former colleague @BudKennedy twitter.com/budkennedy/sta…
RT @PhotogDina: It’s long been my experience that there’s way more big news happening in small towns than people realize. Case in point: ht…
RT @mariasacchetti: SCOOP: HHS to house thousands of unaccompanied minor migrants on military bases, at Texas facility (and an update on En…
As always I should have listened to you Jules. Now I can’t unread it. twitter.com/juliemason/sta…
RT @AlexSamuelsx5: .@tedcruz told administration officials to relay to Trump there was not a single “yes” in a room of Senate Republicans i…
RT @NickMiroff: We are seeing a snowballing mass migration that is truly without precedent. Most who arrive are remaining in the US. Nearly…
Texas ditched its botched voter roll review but has signaled it hasn't closed its criminal inquiry texastribune.org/2019/06/05/tex… via @TexasTribune
RT @Sleutert: Acute food insecurity in Central America - as of June 3, 2019. Millions of Central Americans are listed as being in a food in…
RT @BobMooreNews: Wow! More than $10,000 raised since we announced El Paso Matters, the nonprofit news source for in-depth and investigativ…
Great news about news gathering in El Paso. I just donated to this worthy project. twitter.com/bobmoorenews/s…
RT @NickMiroff: Hundreds of minors held at U.S. border facilities are there beyond legal time limits NEW via ⁦@ahauslohner⁩ ⁦@mariasacchett…
RT @mariasacchetti: One detail tucked into a recent federal report is the share of minors who are 12 and under. Most used to be teens. Not…
RT @nachoaguilar: JUST IN: The PIO for the City of Sunland Park, N.M., said a cease-and-desist letter will be delivered to group building #…
RT @MWatkinsTrib: .@CillizzaCNN interviews @alexazura about David Whitley and Texas' bungled voter review. cnn.it/2wr8dnu
Read this mind-blowing @ExpressNews series -- called "Ripped Off" -- about the exploitation of undocumented workers in Texas. For all the talk about restoring the "rule of law" at the border, this reveals rampant lawlessness in the workplace. expressnews.com/news/local/pol…
RT @rgratcliffe: Very strange to be on the receiving end. twitter.com/kherman/status…
RT @hannahdreier: Two more MS-13 killings confirmed on Long Island in the past week. One victim was a 17-year-old from El Salvador killed b…
RT @cjanchondo: Every day, I'm impressed by the work of these talented journalists. I'm lucky to have been a part of the @TexasTribune fell…
RT @eramshaw: Ladies and gentlemen, the Texas Legislature has expanded the state’s definition of the word “pickle” texastribune.org/2019/05/23/tex…
RT @dhiott: This says everything about the disconnect between big corporate media and local news needs. What is “not material” to a big com…
RT @NickMiroff: Trump brought up ND-based Fisher Industries again during an Oval Office meeting today with military commanders and WH offic…
Great reporter and gracious with fellow journalists who stumble into regents meetings and need help. Good luck in retirement @ralphhaurwitz! twitter.com/utsystem/statu…
RT @davidmcswane: Courts gutted Texas' transparency laws. After years of fighting, bills to fix damage head to Abbott's desk https://t.co/6…
Big, rare expansion of government transparency in Texas if this gets sent to (and is signed by) @GregAbbott_TX as expected. twitter.com/sbcmw/status/1…
RT @stiles: My rockstar wife, @elisewho, is giving the commencement address @mujschool right now. She's doing great. But the best part is t…
RT @Forrest4Trees: It's absurd how underfunded Texas parks are. If you can't keep one of the best and most cherished swimming holes open, t…
Mexican shelter operators & immigration officials warn that pressure is building on the south side of the border, as thousands of migrants are forced to wait in Mexico for a chance to make their case for asylum texastribune.org/2019/05/16/mex… via @nachoaguilar
RT @Sleutert: Guatemalan girl dies in INM custody after bus ride from Chihuahua to Mexico City. This bus ride is probably between 17 hours…
 
 
 
 
 
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