José Olivares is a Lead Producer for TI podcasts. He is a bilingual investigative journalist and audio producer whose work has focused on immigration, criminal justice, Latin America, and human rights. Prior to The Intercept, he was an associate producer for WNYC’s “The Takeaway.” In 2020, he was part of a team including ICIJ, The Intercept, WNYC, and others, who received a New York Press Club award for reporting on solitary confinement in immigration detention centers. He is originally from Mexico City and is based in Brooklyn.
Internal CBP Documents Detail “Transnational Effort to Shut Down Asylum”
The U.S. government’s militarized response to the 2019 crisis made it much worse, advocates say.
The War on ImmigrantsICE Review of Immigrant’s Suicide Finds Falsified Documents, Neglect, and Improper Confinement
An internal review of Efraín Romero de la Rosa’s death in ICE custody found almost two dozen policy violations during his stint in detention.
The War on ImmigrantsICE Discussed Punishing Immigrant Advocates for Peaceful Protests
Internal documents show how ICE surveilled immigrant advocates’ protest activities — and floated retaliating against them for it.
The War on Immigrants“Nothing Is Changing”: ICE Sends Detainees to Irwin Prison Despite Pledges to Close It
Irwin, an ICE prison plagued by abuse allegations, is at the center of the Biden administration’s promises on detention reform.