Dara Lind, Vox

Dara Lind


Washington, DC, United States

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Past articles by Dara:


The nerdiest article you’ll read about the baseball lockout

Why the fight that could cancel the baseball season is worth following, even if you don’t care about baseball. → Read More


The hidden lesson in the new free Covid-19 tests

It is possible to create programs that don’t burden the people who need them most. → Read More

Trump Used Secret Terrorism Unit To Harass Lawyers And Journalists At Border

Taylor Levy couldn't understand why she'd been held for hours by Customs and Border Protection officials when crossing back into El Paso, Texas, after getting dinner with friends in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, in January 2019. → Read More

ICE Expels Migrant Kids 'To Prevent Virus Spread' — After They Test Negative

The Trump administration has pushed thousands of migrant children back to their home countries without legal protection, citing the risk they will carry COVID-19 into the US. But by the time the children are sent away, they've already been tested for the virus — and proven not to have it. → Read More

Legal Asylum Seekers Are Punished by Trump's Newest Immigration Policy

By choosing to follow migration rules and wait for months at a time, legal asylum seekers will now be subjected to a rule that renders most of them ineligible for migration. → Read More


The Supreme Court will finally take up DACA’s fate next term

The immigrant protection program, which has been in limbo for years, could finally come to an end. → Read More


4 winners and 3 losers from the second night of the Democratic debates

One moment was instantly historic. → Read More


Trump: "I have asked the lawyers if they can delay the Census." The law: They can’t.

The president can keep fighting to add a citizenship question, but he’s up against a very clear deadline. → Read More


The Supreme Court’s census ruling, explained

The Trump administration now has a choice: leave the citizenship question off the 2020 census, or keep fighting — against the clock. → Read More


4 winners and 3 losers from the first night of the Democratic debates

Winner: Cory Booker. → Read More


Why Julian Castro started a Democratic debate fight over repealing "section 1325"

Why Julian Castro started a Democratic debate fight over repealing a section of US immigration law. → Read More


Elizabeth Warren has endorsed the most radical immigration idea in the 2020 primary

Warren is on board with a proposal, first floated by Julián Castro, to decriminalize crossing the border without papers. → Read More


The horrifying conditions facing kids in border detention, explained

On any given day, 2,000 children are in Border Patrol custody, and the problems are hardly confined to one facility. → Read More


The fight over the 2020 census citizenship question, explained

The battle over a simple question involves both Congress and the Supreme Court. And the stakes are high. → Read More


Beto O’Rourke’s immigration plan would go even further on executive power than Trump

O’Rourke’s presidential campaign proposal: executive actions on "day one." → Read More


The crisis of children dying in custody at the border, explained

With three deaths since December and a flu quarantine, border facilities are in crisis. → Read More


Donald Trump’s Rose Garden immigration speech, explained

In advance! → Read More


Exclusive: Civil servants say they’re being used as pawns in a dangerous asylum program

Asylum officers worry they’re being forced to send some Central Americans to wait in Mexico — even when they’re in danger of persecution there. → Read More


Trump wants to make asylum seekers’ stay in the US harder — and shorter

A memo outlines the next steps in the administration’s crackdown — but they aren’t happening just yet. → Read More


The Supreme Court case over adding a citizenship question to the Census, explained

The court is hearing oral arguments Tuesday on whether the Trump administration broke the law by deciding to ask about citizenship on the mandatory 2020 census. → Read More