‘My Sincere Condolences’

Inside the struggles and heartaches of FEMA’s massive COVID funeral assistance program.

Published: Dec 21, 2021
Length: 16 minutes (4,083 words)

The Last Days Inside Trailer 83

“As climate disasters increase, a last-gasp FEMA camp for wildfire survivors tests the government’s obligation to the displaced.”

Published: Oct 17, 2021
Length: 17 minutes (4,400 words)

To Stay or To Go?

“Some immigrants have been withdrawing cases against their lawyers’ advice, saying they’re more afraid of being in detention during a coronavirus outbreak than of what might be waiting in the places they fled.”

Published: Dec 26, 2020
Length: 16 minutes (4,036 words)

What to Do About Ahav?

“A mother’s fight to save a Black, mentally ill 11-year-old boy in a time of a pandemic and rising racial unrest.”

Published: Oct 24, 2020
Length: 18 minutes (4,600 words)

The Worst-Case Scenario

“A white police officer fresh from de-escalation training, a troubled black woman with a gun, and a crowd with cellphones ready to record.”

Published: Jul 24, 2020
Length: 16 minutes (4,240 words)

Trust and Consequences

The government required him to see a therapist. He thought his words would be confidential. Now, the traumatized migrant may be deported.

Published: Feb 15, 2020
Length: 22 minutes (5,600 words)

The Hunted: What Happens When You Say No to MS-13

A terrifying investigation into the MS-13 gang and its effect on a Long Island town. Some teens were recruited; those who refused to join were brutally attacked with machetes, and then inexplicably targeted for deportation by ICE.

Source: Pro Publica
Published: Dec 31, 2018
Length: 10 minutes (2,650 words)

The Disappeared

“For Miguel’s family and many others terrorized by MS-13, the police response came too late, and remains too little.”

Source: ProPublica
Published: Sep 20, 2018
Length: 34 minutes (8,606 words)

A Betrayal

Henry, a high school student in Long Island, wanted to get away from MS-13, a Central American gang that trafficked in violence, so he became an informant, helping the police to identify and arrest gang members. Rather than protect Henry, authorities turned him over to ICE — endangering his life by detaining him with MS-13 members who are suspicious that he snitched on them.

Source: ProPublica
Published: Apr 2, 2018
Length: 29 minutes (7,267 words)