Cora Currier, The Intercept

Cora Currier

The Intercept

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Past articles by Cora:

As Coronavirus Surges in ICE Detention, A Message in the Skies Says, “RELEASE”

An artistic intervention seeks to highlight places across the U.S. where immigrants and others are detained. → Read More

Lawyers and Scholars to LexisNexis, Thomson Reuters: Stop Helping ICE Deport People

Universities and immigration lawyers should not be funding data brokers who ultimately endanger future clients, says a new petition. → Read More

How an Occupy ICE Activist and DACA Recipient Was Deported for Tweeting

An undocumented teenager protesting Trump’s deportation regime got deported by ICE. The FBI helped. → Read More

A Vast Archive Exposed the Secret History of Kidnapping and Assassination in Guatemala. Now It’s Under Threat.

The attack on the archive is part of “an aggressive rejection of human rights principles” from conservative Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales. → Read More

Trump Administration’s Limits on Asylum for Domestic Violence Put Guatemalan Women in Peril

In June, Attorney General Jeff Sessions placed new limits on the ability of domestic violence victims to receive asylum, with dire consequences for Guatemalan women. → Read More

“Zero Tolerance” Pushed Asylum-Seekers to Cross the Border Illegally, DHS Report Confirms

A report by the DHS inspector general also shows that Jeff Sessions and Kirstjen Nielsen lied about prosecuting asylum-seekers at the border. → Read More

Prosecuting Parents — and Separating Families — Was Meant to Deter Migration, Signed Memo Confirms

A DHS memo offers a glimpse into the still unfolding story of how the Trump administration justified family separation at the border. → Read More

Government Can Spy on Journalists in the U.S. Using Invasive Foreign Intelligence Process

Newly released documents illuminate the little-known use of Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court orders against journalists. → Read More

FBI Pressed Detained Anti-ICE Activist for Information on Protests, Offering Immigration Help

ICE has been criticized for detaining and deporting other activists, but this case also indicates an FBI interest in anti-ICE protests. → Read More

Gina Haspel and the Fiction of a Feminist CIA

Haspel's nomination points to a long and fraught history of the CIA trying to burnish its image by highlighting women’s advancements in the agency. → Read More

How an Army of Trolls Protects Guatemala’s Corrupt Elite

Inside the booming business of online disinformation campaigns in Guatemala. → Read More

The Art of the Wall

Donald Trump and Swiss artist Christoph Büchel have each exploited the idea that a border wall is somehow novel. In fact, frontier barriers — and artistic commentary on them — have a long, fascinating history. → Read More

El Salvador’s Youth Are Trapped Between Gang Violence and Police Abuse

As Donald Trump ends protections for immigrants from El Salvador, photographer Natalie Keyssar documents life in the country's gang-controlled neighborhoods. → Read More

Has Trump Made It Easier To Spy on Journalists? Lawsuit Demands Answers.

Free speech groups have sued to find out what tactics Trump's Justice Department can use to investigate leaks and journalists. → Read More

Trump Administration Suddenly Cancels Refugee Program That Saved Lives of Central American Children

Trump's State Department gave barely 24 hours notice that it was ending a program to protect children from a treacherous route to the U.S. → Read More

U.S. Embassy Memos Offer a Glimpse Into the “Devastated” Lives of Refugees Rejected by the Travel Ban

Memos from U.S. Embassies in Ethiopia and Jordan to the State Department highlight the impact of Trump's Executive Order on vulnerable refugees. → Read More

Documents Reveal the Behind-the-Scenes Chaos of the Muslim Ban

Internal emails show border officials frantically adjusting their response to the president's soon-overturned ban. → Read More

Emboldened by Trump, U.S. Border Officials Are Lying to Asylum Seekers and Turning Them Away

Advocates filed a class-action suit over the treatment, which was described to The Intercept by asylum seekers and lawyers in Tijuana. → Read More

Born in the United States, Learning to Live in Mexico

In Tijuana schools, families with deported or undocumented parents give up educational opportunities in order to keep close to one another. → Read More

Flimsy Evidence and Fringe Sources Land People On Secretive Banking Watch List

The World-Check database includes a baby and groups like Human Rights Watch, the Council on American-Islamic Relations, and Greenpeace. → Read More