Debbie Nathan, The Intercept

Debbie Nathan

The Intercept

Brownsville, TX, United States

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Past articles by Debbie:

The Trump Administration Is Planning Mass Video Proceedings for Immigrants in Tents on the Border

The Department of Homeland Security appears ready to vastly expand the Migrant Protection Protocols with mass video hearings held in tents presided over by distant judges. → Read More

A Vigilante Militia Defends an Imaginary Border

On the border near El Paso, hapless grifters attracted to Trump’s immigration rhetoric terrorize migrant families and mistake tourists for invaders. → Read More

Prisons Across the U.S. Are Quietly Building Databases of Incarcerated People’s Voice Prints

The voice-print technology allows authorities to mine call databases and cross-reference the voices of individuals prisoners have spoken with. → Read More

A Deported Father Made a Desperate Attempt to Reunite With His Son

A father who was tricked into being voluntarily deported made a desperate attempt to enter the U.S. again to find his child. → Read More

A 5-Year-Old Girl in Immigrant Detention Nearly Died of an Untreated Ruptured Appendix

A 5-year-old girl fell gravely ill while in Border Patrol custody in McAllen, Texas. Her mother repeatedly sought medical care before her appendix ruptured. → Read More

Children Separated Under Trump’s “Zero Tolerance” Policy Say Their Trauma Continues

Children who were separated from their parents at the border tell The Intercept that they continue to live in fear. → Read More

For Parents Deported Without Their Children, Lack of Information From the U.S. Government Is Excruciating

Nearly two months after they were deported without their children, distraught parents say no one from the U.S. government has contacted them. → Read More

Reunited With Their Children, Immigrant Mothers Find Themselves in a Strange and Unforgiving Land

Many traumatized and disoriented immigrant detainees in South Texas are simply being dropped at bus stations by ICE — without food, water, or money. → Read More

Chaos Prevails in Immigrant Detention Centers, with Children Under 5 Still Separated From Parents

The Intercept found a couple who remained separated from their daughters, ages 15 months and 4, suggesting other young children remain lost in the system. → Read More

Immigrant Mothers Are Staging Hunger Strikes to Demand Calls with Their Separated Children

A rolling hunger strike has been occurring at ICE's Port Isabel detention center for the past two weeks, as immigrant mothers demand contact with their children. → Read More

Desperate Asylum Seekers Are Being Turned Away by U.S. Border Agents Claiming There’s “No Room”

The practice of turning away asylum seekers at the border has suddenly become routine, in defiance of U.S. and international law. → Read More

Border Patrol Continues to Exaggerate Danger to Agents to Justify Violence Against Immigrants

New FBI data on assaults against Border Patrol agents shows a 22 percent drop in the number of agents injured. → Read More

Hidden Horrors of “Zero Tolerance” — Mass Trials and Children Taken From Their Parents

All along the border, immigrants coming into the U.S. — even those applying for asylum at ports of entry — have had their children taken from them. → Read More

How the Border Patrol Faked Statistics Showing a 73 Percent Rise in Assaults Against Agents

Customs and Border Protection has grossly inflated its data on assaults against Border Patrol agents. → Read More

“They’re Taking Everybody” — Videos Show Texas Troopers Ripping Apart Immigrant Families During Traffic Stops

Dashcam videos obtain via open records requests show the Texas Highway Patrol is now actively participating in Donald Trump's deportation machine. → Read More

A Tale of Two Israelites

In the middle of the heavily Orthodox Jewish neighborhood of Borough Park, there's a tiny Mexican church called La Iglesia de Dios Israelita. → Read More