Ryan Devereaux is an award-winning investigative journalist covering criminal justice, immigration enforcement, and national security. He has reported on the drug war in Mexico and was a lead reporter on The Intercept’s award-winning series the Drone Papers, in which he exposed a U.S. counterterrorism campaign in northeastern Afghanistan that had severe consequences for civilians on the ground. Winner of the 2017 Online Journalism Award for best feature writing for a small newsroom, Devereaux has reported on policing practices from New York City to Ferguson, Missouri.
Devereaux was the recipient of the Deadline Club’s 2020 award for best newspaper or digital feature reporting for “Bodies in the Borderlands,” a year-long investigation into the Trump administration’s crackdown on humanitarian aid volunteers providing aid to migrants in the Arizona desert. He has reported extensively on the Department of Homeland Security and in 2019 revealed a joint U.S.-Mexican intelligence-gathering operation targeting journalists, lawyers, and immigration advocates on the U.S.-Mexico border; the monitoring of family separation protests by a private intelligence company; and infiltrated a secret and deeply controversial Facebook group used by thousands of current and former Border Patrol agents, including the chief of the Border Patrol.
Prior to The Intercept, Devereaux worked at Guardian US. His work has also been published by Rolling Stone, The Nation, and the Village Voice. He is based in Brooklyn, New York.
The War on ImmigrantsBorder Patrol Beat an Immigrant to Death and Then Covered It Up
Former DHS supervisors say the killing and cover-up were part of a pattern.
The War on ImmigrantsThe Border Patrol Calls Itself a Humanitarian Organization. A New Report Says That’s a Lie.
Arizona aid groups reviewed thousands of 911 calls routed to the Border Patrol. They uncovered inaction, indifference, and obstruction.
Capitol Attack Was Culmination of Generations of Far-Right Extremism
But an expanded war on terror would threaten legitimate resistance to state violence.
The War on ImmigrantsWatchdog Report on “Zero Tolerance” Leads to Calls for Prosecutions, Reparations
The DOJ inspector general’s report, issued Thursday, was silent on the morality of the Trump administration’s family separation policy.