Since last August, the U.S. government has collected nearly $20 million in fees from 66,000 Afghan applicants. Less than 8,000 applications have been processed.
Dhruv Mehrotra (he/him) is a data reporter for Reveal. He uses technology to find, build and analyze datasets for storytelling. Before joining Reveal, he was the investigative data reporter at Gizmodo and a researcher at New York University's Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences. In 2017, he was an artist in residence at Eyebeam, a nonprofit art and technology center in New York City.
At Gizmodo, he was on a team that was a finalist for the 2020 Gerald Loeb Award in explanatory reporting for the series Goodbye Big Five. Mehrota is based in New York.
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