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Hannah Dreier

Reporter

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Hannah Dreier is a reporter covering immigration.

Previously, Hannah served as the AP’s Venezuela correspondent for three years. She moved to Caracas amid a bloody nationwide protest movement and told the story of the country’s unraveling from hospitals, ports and food lines. Her Venezuela reporting won the Overseas Press Club Hal Boyle Award, a Gerald Loeb Award, and the James Foley Medill Medal for Courage in Journalism. Her 2016 “Venezuela Undone” series was recognized by the Best American Newspaper Narrative Writing Contest and the American Society of Newspaper Editors.

Hannah joined the AP in 2012 as a politics reporter in the Sacramento bureau and later covered the business of gambling from glitzy Las Vegas. Earlier, she was a metro reporter for the Bay Area News Group, which includes The Mercury News and East Bay Times. A graduate of Wesleyan University, she is fluent in Spanish and knows which casino games have lowest house edge.

Challenged by Long Island Lawmakers, Police Will Look Into Treatment of Immigrant Families Who Reported Missing Children

Spurred by reporting from ProPublica, Newsday and This American Life, Suffolk County police will revisit cases in which parents allege misconduct.

Los Desaparecidos

La policía de Long Island dio como fugitivos de sus hogares a adolescentes inmigrantes perdidos. Una de las madres presintió que algo andaba mal y buscó las respuestas en los campos de matanza de la MS-13.

The Disappeared

Police on Long Island wrote off missing immigrant teens as runaways. One mother knew better — and searched MS-13’s killing fields for answers.

He estado cubriendo MS-13 durante un año. Estos son los cinco puntos en los que Trump se equivoca sobre la pandilla

La pandilla no está invadiendo el país. No se hacen pasar por familias falsas. No están creciendo. Para detenerlos, el gobierno necesita entenderlos.

I’ve Been Reporting on MS-13 for a Year. Here Are the 5 Things Trump Gets Most Wrong.

The gang is not invading the country. They’re not posing as fake families. They’re not growing. To stop them, the government needs to understand them.

Were Henry’s Civil Rights Violated?

A Department of Homeland Security watchdog is looking into the case of a Long Island high school student who informed on the gang MS-13 and was marked for deportation.

What It Was Like Reporting on a Teenager Marked for Death by the Gang MS-13

Henry, the teenager, gave me more access than any source has ever allowed me. And given his youth and vulnerable position, I often wondered if it was too much. But he wanted his story told.

Teen Who Faced Deportation After He Informed on MS-13 Gets Temporary Reprieve

A judge postponed an asylum decision until May, asking for more evidence of Henry’s cooperation with police and the FBI.

Teenage MS-13 Gang Informant Heads Into Final Asylum Hearing

Among those who will testify on Henry’s behalf: his former principal, an expert witness working for free and his FBI Gang Task Force handler, who had originally refused.

A Betrayal

The teenager told police all about his gang, MS-13. In return, he was slated for deportation and marked for death.

Relatives of Undocumented Children Caught Up in ICE Dragnet

In a shift from how it operated during the Obama administration, Immigration and Customs Enforcement is cracking down on relatives who let undocumented kids stay with them after entering the U.S.

Familiares de niños indocumentados atrapados en operaciones anti-tráfico humano

En un cambio de proceso bajo la administración de Obama, la Oficina de Inmigración y Aduanas (ICE) está persiguiendo a familiares que auspician niños indocumentados después de ingresar a los Estados Unidos.

To Venezuela, This Week’s Sanctions Are a Joke

President Nicolas Maduro is building his brand of populism by celebrating each time the U.S. punishes officials for abuses.

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