On March 29, CIR’s Andrew Becker reported for the Los Angeles Times on a lawsuit filed by two mentally disabled Mexican immigrants who spent years in detention facilities after completing their sentences. Two days later the two men were released by U.S. immigration authorities. Read an update by Becker in the Times. >> Read the full story.

Andrew Becker is a reporter for Reveal, covering border, national and homeland security issues, as well as weapons and gun trafficking. He has focused on waste, fraud and abuse – with stories ranging from border corruption to the expanding use of drones and unmanned aerial vehicles, from the militarization of police to the intersection of politics and policy related to immigration, from terrorism to drug trafficking. Becker's reporting has appeared in The Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, Newsweek/The Daily Beast and on National Public Radio and PBS/FRONTLINE, among others. He received a master's degree in journalism from UC Berkeley. Becker is based in Reveal's Emeryville, California, office.