The immigration debate raging on in America is marked by both passion and misinformation. As an investigative newsroom, we believe in telling in-depth stories about the people and policies that others aren’t paying attention to and providing context to talking points and statistical claims. The Center’s immigration reporter, Susan Ferriss has decades of experience covering this topic, but she wants to hear from you about what you’d like to know about when it comes to immigration: DACA, citizenship, the proposed wall, border enforcement and more.
Join our new community-driven reporting project where you get to submit your immigration-related questions. Here’s how it works: You send us your questions about immigration, and you could see your question featured in an upcoming story on our Immigration Decoded blog. We’ll have opportunities for you to vote on the questions you most want to see answered. If we choose to report your question, we'll get in touch.
The Center for Public Integrity wants to investigate the stories that matter to you. So, ask away. You might wonder: Why can’t people who want to immigrate to the U.S. just get in line? Is there really a border crisis? Which industries rely heavily on undocumented immigration? Why can't Congress agree on a sensible immigration policy?
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Be rooted in facts or cite a particular statistic you're referencing
Go beyond a simple yes or no question. We want something we can dig deep and provide nuance to, something that's not covered often or very well.
What makes a not-so-great question?
Anything that sounds like an accusation, uses stereotypes or is simply a blanket statement targeting an individual or group.