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 Immigrants“This Is America Motherfucker”: Witnesses Describe Border Patrol Killing of Mexican Migrant
Men traveling with Carmelo Cruz Marcos told authorities that Border Patrol agents tampered with evidence and sought to concoct a cover story.
The Border Patrol Is Systemically Failing to Count Migrant Deaths
With record levels of migrants perishing in the desert, border agents are flouting a new law requiring tallies of the dead.
Joe Biden Detained Tens of Thousands of Asylum-Seekers in the Last Year
The president’s immigration policies forced refugees into detention, where they faced “horrific abuse and mistreatment,” a rights group says.
Biden Faces Moment of Truth on Renewing ICE Contract for Notorious Florida Jail
With a contract deadline looming, rights groups want the administration to stop detaining immigrants at the Glades County Detention Center.