Stories By

Jasmine Aguilera

Jasmine is originally from El Paso, Texas, but she is currently living in Dallas for an internship with the Dallas Morning News on the enterprise desk. She has previously interned at the Gannett Washington Bureau while attending the Institute on Political Journalism at George Mason University. She also interned at the Scripps Howard Foundation Wire in Washington, D.C., and at a start up online radio station in El Paso. She is a senior at the University of Texas at El Paso and has worked at the UTEP student newspaper, The Prospector, as the editor-in-chief. She loves enterprise reporting, especially as it relates to social issues like immigration. After the NYT Institute, she will go back to Dallas to finish her internship at DMN until August.


A Tucson shelter that usually houses up to 20 undocumented immigrants a night has seen no people this week. Since a policy change, immigrants are being sent to the Phoenix Greyhound station wearing ankle bracelets to track their location.


It took a journey through social media to find a woman who went through a violent and traumatic trek to the United States. This is one of many examples of how social media can be used as a tool in reporting.


Cuando Rosa Robles supo que iba a ser deportada, decidió pedir santuario en la Iglesia Presbiteriana de Southside. La señora Robles ha vivido en la iglesia durante 10 meses y no tiene planes de salir de ella hasta que su caso sea resuelto.

In Focus

With the temperature rising past 100 degrees, Thursday was a good day for Tucson’s city pools to open.