Laura C. Morel is a reporter for Reveal, covering immigration.
She previously was a reporter at the Tampa Bay Times, where she covered criminal justice issues. She was a 2017 finalist for a Livingston Award, which recognizes young journalists, for an investigation with two other reporters into Walmart’s excessive use of police resources.
In 2016, Morel became one of Reveal’s inaugural investigative fellows. The program, aimed at increasing diversity among the ranks of investigative journalists, offers reporters embedded at their home outlets the training and mentoring to pursue an investigative project. Morel’s fellowship project exposed the extent of Florida’s gun theft problem.
Born and raised in Miami, Morel is fluent in Spanish. She is based in St. Petersburg, Florida.
Among more than 100 law enforcement agencies serving large immigrant communities, nearly 1 in 4 create barriers never envisioned under the program.
As the Office of Refugee Resettlement rapidly expands its shelter network, it’s adding providers with little experience and troubling track records.
The court ruling that forced the Trump administration to reunite families separated at the border applies only to parents, excluding legal guardians.
‘They used the kids to get to parents like me’: How ICE’s human smuggling initiative targeted parents and children
A review of the operation by Reveal casts doubt on the official narrative.
The government hasn’t provided any proof of its claim that the man is affiliated with MS-13. He hasn’t seen his two kids in three months.
Lack of access to the pop-up federal detention camp has frustrated town residents and alarmed advocates who question the conditions there.
New regulations would affect the nearly 13,000 children currently in the care of the Office of Refugee Resettlement.
We asked what training are officers and troops at the border getting. The government didn’t answer.
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