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.
The War on ImmigrantsThe Public Has Never Seen the U.S. Government Force-Feed Someone — Until Now
In an exclusive video, a hunger striker is force-fed in ICE detention — lifting the veil of secrecy on a practice condemned by medical ethicists.
The War on ImmigrantsFifth Migrant Woman Alleges Sexual Assault Against Nurse at ICE Jail
CoreCivic provided incorrect information to journalists investigating the allegations — and ICE says two investigations remain open.
ICE Jail Nurse Sexually Assaulted Migrant Women, Complaint Letter Says
“I was shaking, I was scared, I wanted to leave. It was the worst day of my life.”
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.