Gaby Del Valle

Gaby Del Valle is a freelance immigration reporter who is based in Brooklyn.

Dr. Juan Romagoza at La Clinica del Pueblo in 1998.

The Brutal Cycle of US Immigration Policy The Brutal Cycle of US Immigration Policy

In Everyone Who Is Gone Is Here, Jonathan Blitzer examines how North and Central American migration moves in two directions.

Apr 16, 2024 / Books & the Arts / Gaby Del Valle

A group of migrants of varying ages, with children holding adult’s hands, photographed from behind while walking up a dirt hill.

On Immigration, Biden Made His Own Bed On Immigration, Biden Made His Own Bed

The president is still trying to appease his conservative critics on immigration, putting his reelection at risk.

Jan 22, 2024 / Comment / Gaby Del Valle

A photo from above of migrants sitting in chairs at Port Authority bus terminal in New York City.

The Number of Migrants Is Not the Problem—Our Asylum System Is The Number of Migrants Is Not the Problem—Our Asylum System Is

America’s asylum processes keep migrants in perpetual limbo, unable to work and support themselves, after they’ve come to the United States. 

Nov 2, 2023 / Highlights / Gaby Del Valle

A line of migrants carrying their possession stand between metal fencing.

The “Chaos” at the Border Is by Design The “Chaos” at the Border Is by Design

As a presidential candidate in 2020, Biden criticized Trump for “drastically” restricting access to asylum. Now he’s doing the very same thing.

May 25, 2023 / Editorial / Gaby Del Valle for The Nation

Biden Has Now Embraced Republican Restrictionism on Immigration

Biden Has Now Embraced Republican Restrictionism on Immigration Biden Has Now Embraced Republican Restrictionism on Immigration

The administration is enshrining several Trump-era border policies—even though Biden promised to undo the damage that Trump had done to the immigration system.

Mar 17, 2023 / Editorial / Gaby Del Valle

Asylum seekers on a bus

ICE Is Subjecting a Record Number of Asylum Seekers to Electronic Monitoring ICE Is Subjecting a Record Number of Asylum Seekers to Electronic Monitoring

While Biden has reduced the overall number of migrants in ICE detention, his administration has also presided under a significant expansion of electronic monitoring. 

Oct 18, 2022 / Gaby Del Valle

Bus of migrants arriving in New York City

The Migrants Sent North Don’t Have a Happy Ending Yet The Migrants Sent North Don’t Have a Happy Ending Yet

The fact that asylum-seekers are being welcomed in the cities they’ve been sent to is good news, but they’ve still got immigration cases to win.

Sep 23, 2022 / Highlights / Gaby Del Valle

Screens showing surveillance video

DHS Surveillance Increasingly Targets US Citizens DHS Surveillance Increasingly Targets US Citizens

The Department of Homeland Security and its component agencies are highly capable of keeping tabs on all of us—and they often do.

Sep 8, 2022 / Gaby Del Valle

NYC Immigrant Rights rally

New York City Welcomes Migrants—and Criminalizes Them New York City Welcomes Migrants—and Criminalizes Them

By busing migrants to New York City, Texas Governor Greg Abbott has revealed the inherent contradictions of sanctuary cities, but not in the way he thinks.

Sep 6, 2022 / Editorial / Gaby Del Valle

Haitian migrants reaching out of a boat

Recent Migrant Deaths Highlight the Danger of Deterrence Recent Migrant Deaths Highlight the Danger of Deterrence

Deterrence is a failed strategy for reducing migration—while driving up the number of migrants who die trying to come to the United States.

Aug 17, 2022 / Gaby Del Valle

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