July 6, 2018
Read this great article on immigration about foreigners waiting for asylum at the U.S. border (“For many waiting in Tijuana, a mysterious notebook is the key to seeking asylum“) written by 2013 Young Leader Cindy Carcamo.
Cindy is also the recipient of the French-American Foundation’s 2012 Immigration Journalism Award for her Slake magazine narrative about the first 48 hours of a deportee’s life after his return to Guatemala on an Immigration and Customs Enforcement flight from the U.S.
She covers immigration issues for the Los Angeles Times. Previously, she was Arizona bureau chief and a national correspondent for The Times, focusing on border and immigration issues in the Southwest. A Los Angeles native, she has reported in Argentina and Mexico during her time as an Inter American Press Assn. scholar and as a reporter for the Orange County Register. She’s also reported from Guatemala and Honduras where her coverage was part of a team Overseas Press Club Award. She was also a finalist for the 2012 PEN Center USA Literary Award in Journalism and 2011 Livingston Award.
Photo credit: Migrants line up at a border fence after their names were called. (Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)