We're finalists for @LivingstonAward/@UMich Excellence in National Reporting award! 🎉

Thank you for recognizing our work on "At The Mercy of the Courts," an audio investigation into how President Trump undermined New York's immigration courts.

In this award-nominated investigation, we tell the intimate story of how this married couple navigated an asylum system stacked against them.

🏅 With partners @LatinoUSA @AlissaEscarce & @typeinvestigate
For our Immigration Court Watch project, we observed NY's immigration courts from morning until close every day for 3 months.

Our award-nominated investigation uncovered negligence and shocking failures.

📍Original by @MaxSiegelbaum & @mazsidahmed

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