Tina Vasquez

Immigration Reporter

Tina Vasquez is the immigration reporter at Rewire. Previously, she was a freelance writer and editor with almost ten years of experience, focusing on intersectional feminism, racial justice, and immigration. She is the former associate editor at Black Girl Dangerous and she has contributed to the Guardian, Truthout, Jezebel, Bitch Magazine, and Al Jazeera. She is a 2014 VONA/Voices of Our Nations Arts Foundation alumna and the winner of the Media Consortium’s 2015 Impact Award for her story “It’s Time to End the Long History of Feminism Failing Transgender Women.”


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News Human Rights

ICE Account of Mass Immigration Arrests Contradicts Trump

Tina Vasquez

“Something feels very different and all I can say is that prior to this administration, I don’t ever remember receiving scared phone calls about bus stop raids, or ICE knocking down someone’s door to find someone and then targeting everyone else," said Victor Del Pino, a criminal defense attorney who practices immigration law.

News Law and Policy

Trump’s New Immigration Official Used to Lead Hate Group

Tina Vasquez

“Now that people feel like it’s OK to be proud of being racist [because of Trump’s rhetoric on the campaign trail], I think [Border Patrol] agents will be more openly racist,” said Fernando Garcia, executive director of the Border Network for Human Rights. “We will see an increased level of mistreatment and misconduct by Border Patrol agents—and there’s no way to stop it."

Culture & Conversation Human Rights

It’s How You Get Up That Counts: A Q&A With OITNB Actress Diane Guerrero

Tina Vasquez

In a recent interview with Rewire, the actress discussed her new book and her decision to come forward about her mixed-status family. "Since sharing my story, I have met many people who have thanked me because they also realize they are not alone," Guerrero said. "We are a community that supports one another. And now, more than ever, we have to stick together."

Analysis Human Rights

As Naturalization Applications Pile Up, Potential Citizens Unable to Vote

Tina Vasquez

Of the 524,014 naturalization applications pending nationally, the National Partnership for New Americans estimates that 117,112 potential citizens live in “disenfranchisement danger zones,” meaning they are at the highest risk of disenfranchisement this November, because they live in states that have seen more than 50 percent growth in application piles over the last year.

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