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 ImmigrantsThe Biden Administration Is Routinely Sending Mexican Children Back to Danger, Report Finds
While the administration vowed to end Trump’s practice of expelling unaccompanied minors, the practice persists for children from Mexico.
The War on ImmigrantsBiden’s Border Agenda Collides With the Realities of Mexico’s Violence
In regions wracked by the drug war, the U.S. and Mexico remain hooked on militarization.
The War on ImmigrantsAn ICE Informant, MS-13, and the Long Campaign to Deport Walter Cruz-Zavala
A government snitch inked him with gang tattoos as a teen. Judges have agreed his deportation would likely lead to torture.
The War on ImmigrantsNew Report Documents Nearly 500 Cases of Violence Against Asylum-Seekers Expelled by Biden
Human rights organizations and border researchers are calling on the White House to end its use of a sweeping Trump-era law.