Join us Thursday, September 3rd, at 1 p.m. Eastern.

Investigative journalism can deepen public understanding of U.S. immigration policies and practices – and can shine a light on injustice and abuses in the immigration system. 

The Fund for Investigative Journalism is partnering with palabra to hold an online forum, “Impact Investigations: Immigration,” to provide insights, lessons and tips for reporting the complex policy and human dynamics related to immigration. This webinar is part of an ongoing series of forums the Fund for Investigative Journalists is holding for journalists, students, academics and partners. 

The discussion will be led by Ricardo Sandoval-Palos, a veteran investigative journalist and author who serves as Public Editor at PBS and Managing Editor of palabra (a growing multimedia platform affiliated with the National Association of Hispanic Journalists). Sandoval-Palos serves on the Fund for Investigative Journalism’s Advisory Board and has covered immigration extensively throughout his career. 

The discussion will include journalists who recently published three stories related to immigration, with grants from the Fund for Investigative Journalism:

  • Jenny Manrique, whose story Air COVID-19: Deportation Flights Seed Coronavirus in Latin America was published by palabra in July. Manrique is a freelance journalist who previously worked for the Dallas Morning News and Univision. 
  • William Martin and Enrique Unzueta, whose story US Asylum Shutdown Leaves LGBTQ+ People Stranded and in Danger in Mexico was published by The New Humanitarian in August. Martin is a photojournalist and documentary filmmaker specializing in immigration and environmental issues, and Unzueta is a freelance producer.
  • Silvia Vinas, whose story J vs. United States about immigrant detainees who say they were sexually assaulted in CBP custody aired on Radio Ambulante/NPR last year. Vinas is the Executive Producer and co-host of Radio Ambulante’s new podcast El hilo.

Register here for the September 3 forum.