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Pulitzer Center Update July 2, 2020

Associated Press' 'Outsourcing Migrants' Receives Honorable Mention From James Foley Awards

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In this July 25, 2019, photo, a Guatemalan man gets a plate of food at El Buen Pastor shelter for migrants in Cuidad Juarez, Mexico. Image by Gregory Bull. Mexico, 2019.
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In the last three years, Europe has erected border fences, closed ports, and paid Libya to warehouse...

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Family members wait outside the Ramon Villeda International Airport in La Lima, Honduras on Nov. 29, 2019, for the arrival of their relatives who were deported from the United States. Immigration apprehensions along the U.S.-Mexico border have plunged by more than 70 percent in the past six months, down sharply from at least 132,000 in May. Image by Moises Castillo/ AP Photo. Honduras, 2019.
Family members wait outside the Ramon Villeda International Airport in La Lima, Honduras on Nov. 29, 2019, for the arrival of their relatives who were deported from the United States. Immigration apprehensions along the U.S.-Mexico border have plunged by more than 70 percent in the past six months, down sharply from at least 132,000 in May. Image by Moises Castillo/ AP Photo. Honduras, 2019.

On June 30, 2020, Associated Press reporters Maggie Michael, Lori Hinnant and Renata Brito received an Honorable Mention from the James Foley Awards for their project "Outsourcing Migrants."

The Pulitzer Center-supported series examines the consequences of restrictive European and U.S. immigration policies that place migrants in a dangerous limbo. Denied asylum, yet often unable to return home, the project explores the risks asylum-seekers face when outsourced to other countries.

Named in honor of journalist James Foley, the award recognizes reporters "who best displayed moral, physical, ethical, financial or political courage in the pursuit of a story or series of stories." "Outsourcing Migrants" received "high praise" from the judges and was noted for its investigation into the economic incentives that reinforce this outsourcing system.

For a full list of winners and additional information about this year's award, please click here.

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