John Carlos Frey
  • John Carlos Frey is a two-time Emmy Award–winning Investigative Fund fellow at The Nation Institute and a national correspondent for PBS's NewsHour. His work reveals a seldom seen world of marginalized communities through his vast reporting along the US-Mexico border and Latino community. His first-hand approach to reporting has gained him national and international notoriety.

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Featured Work
  • Life and Death at the Border
  • Exclusive video appears to show border agents directing a 16-year-old to drink a fatal dose of meth.

  • Birthright Denied
  • In Texas, immigrant parents of American citizens are being denied birth certificates for their children.

  • Left for Dead
  • An undignified end for unidentified migrants in Texas.

  • Graves of Shame
  • A Texas Rangers inquiry found "no evidence" of wrongdoing in the botched handling of migrant remains in Brooks County. New evidence indicates rampant violations of the law.

  • Return of the Debtors' Prison?
  • Cities across the country are increasingly turning to private companies to collect unpaid fines. Many who can't pay end up in jail.

  • The Real Death Valley
  • Hundreds of migrants have died in the sweltering Texas brush while waiting for Border Patrol agents to respond to 911 calls.

  • Risky Rides
  • Why carnival workers' grueling hours may threaten safety.

  • The Real Death Valley
  • The untold story of mass graves and migrant deaths in South Texas.

  • Border Gridlock
  • Workers are commuting nine hours — each day — to pick your lettuce.

  • How the Long-Term Unemployed Make Do
  • Since December, when unemployment benefits expired for 1.3 million Americans, families have struggled to stay afloat.

  • America Burning
  • The Yarnell Hill tragedy and the nation's wildfire crisis.

  • Can the Lower Ninth Ward Ever Recover from Katrina?
  • Years after Hurricane Katrina devastated the Lower Ninth Ward, a debate now rages in the city; with so few residents returning, does it even make sense to redevelop the community at all?

  • Cheating Carnival Workers
  • Workers who run rides at carnivals, mostly immigrants, are left out of some federal work protections, enduring wage theft, substandard housing, and unsafe work conditions.

  • Killed by Border Patrol
  • A sixteen-year-old was shot ten times and killed by US Border Patrol agents last year for throwing rocks — but the evidence doesn't add up. 

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