7 Latino Journalists You Should Follow for Immigration Coverage

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As the Trump Administration continues targeting immigrants and cutting down on forms of immigration for the world’s most vulnerable populations, it’s likely your timeline’s filled with stories on this topic.  But if you’re looking for nuanced coverage that delves into lesser-explored areas, here are seven Latino immigration journalists you should be following.


Tina Vasquez, Rewire

Tina Vasquez covers immigration for Rewire, focusing on the kinds of stories that you may not see elsewhere. Between looking at how recipients of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) who have contributed into social security feel about the administration’s recent cancellation of the program to what legal experts think about the Department of Justice’s concerted effort to denaturalize a US citizen through Operation Janus. Vasquez’s Twitter account is also full of thoughts about what some of these decisions mean.

Check out her work on Rewire and follow her on Twitter.


Roque Planas, Huffington Post

A former editor at Huffington Post’s Latino Voices, Cuban-American Roque Planas covers immigration and voting rights issues. After a judge filed an injunction blocking the Trump Administration from ending Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Planas explored how this decision means the program could outlast the Trump Administration. With a mix of news and analysis, Planas’ work will keep you up to date on what’s happening in immigration.

Check out his work on the Huffington Post and follow him on Twitter.


Monica Campbell, PRI's The World

Monica Campbell, who is the global nation editor and reporter for PRI’s The World, focuses on immigration in the United States. Through her stories, we can see how the administration’s decisions (as well as outside factors) affect the everyday lives of immigrants. One of her recent stories, for example, follows a Salvadoran family who has to contend with the end of TPS.

Check out her work on PRI and follow her on Twitter.


Aline Barros, VOA

Brazilian-American journalist Aline Barros writes about immigration for VOA. Here stories range from explainer pieces (“What Is Asylum and How Does it Work in the US?“) to putting into focus the bigger picture (how the end of TPS harms the children of recipients).

Check out her work on VOA and follow her on Twitter.


Adolfo Flores, BuzzFeed News

BuzzFeed News’ Adolfo Flores covers everything from breaking news to in-depth stories about the immigrant community.

Check out his work at BuzzFeed and follow him on Twitter.


Claudia Torrens, Associated Press

Covering immigration in both English and Spanish for the Associated Press, Claudia Torrens brings an important perspective. With stories about the sexual harassment women in the service industry face and what a year under the Trump Administration has been like for immigrants, Torrens uses her platform to give a voice to marginalized groups.

Check out her work at the Associated Press and follow her on Twitter.


Gabe Ortiz, Daily Kos

Formerly working at America’s Voice, Gabe Ortiz now covers immigration for Daily Kos. Between delving into the conditions at immigration detention centers and critiquing the way the topic is covered on other outlets, Ortiz offers a much-needed point of view.

Check out his work at Daily Kos and follow him on Twitter.