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.
Proud Boys Rally Fizzled but Portland’s Cops Went on the Attack
Dozens of riot cops chased protesters and the press, pummeling them with fists and clubs following an order to disperse.
Indigenous Activists Arrested and Held Incommunicado Following Border Wall Protest
Two O’odham women arrested at the border were taken to a private prison where they were denied access to the outside world.
BlueLeaksBlueLeaks Documents Bolster Whistleblower Account of Intelligence Tampering at Homeland Security
The Department of Homeland Security has become an armed extension of Trumpism.
The Coronavirus CrisisAs the Coronavirus Descended on the Border, the Trump Administration Escalated Its Crackdown on Asylum
The coronavirus presented the Trump administration with the pretext to shut down the border and choke off asylum once and for all.