Articles by Sonia

Sonia’s Pulitzer Prize Essay – 2016
The Pulitzer Prizes recently celebrated their centennial. I was asked, as part of marking the celebration, to write about how winning the award changed me. Readers pushed me to suggest solutions to the problems I describe, and to show them how they can best bring positive change. Read my essay, which was included in a book handed out at the Pulitzer centennial dinner.

Recent articles

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How to secure the border. Spoiler alert: A wall won’t do it

LA Times, April 23, 2017

 

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These Are Children, Not Bad Hombres
NY Times, February 26, 2017

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No Longer The Most Violent Place on Earth
NY Times, August 11, 2016

 

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The Refugees at Our Door
NY Times, Oct. 11, 2015

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The Children of the Drug Wars
NY Times, July 11, 2014

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The Heartache of an Immigrant Family
NY Times, Oct. 14, 2013

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Give Lawyers to Immigrant Children
NY Times, April 10, 2013

Enrique’s Journey | United Nations Chronicle

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Updates

Sonia Nazario’s latest opinion piece was featured in the LA Times on April 23, 2017. Sonia walks readers through the investments the U.S. can and should make not only to reduce unlawful migration, but get at the heart of why most people are now coming to the U.S. illegally. Drawing from her time researching and bearing witness to the atrocities, as well as those people and programs making progress in counteracting violence, in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, Sonia shares her convictions as to how to best help, not only the citizens of this region, but the U.S.'s best interests.

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The only way to really slow the flow of migrants coming to the U.S. unlawfully from Central America is to help fix what's pushing them out of the most violent countries on earth. Finally, the U.S. is doing something right in Central America--helping to fund efforts to reduce violence. Pastor Daniel Pacheco is leading the effort to cut violence in one of the worst neighborhoods in Honduras. He puts himself in the line of fire to help bring peace to his neighborhood. He needs our help. If you were moved by the story of Pastor Daniel Pacheco that was featured in my NY Times piece on August 14, 2016, please donate whatever you can HERE : https://www.gofundme.com/2hfvbuk

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Sonia Nazario speaks at universities, conferences, high schools, and other events. Email her at: sonia.l.nazario@gmail.com.