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


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


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


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


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

Enrique’s Journey | United Nations Chronicle

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small OPED Photo_Page_1 Sonia Nazario’s latest opinion piece was featured in the New York Times Sunday Review February 26, 2017. Child refugees who come to this country alone from Central America have won special, deserved protections. Now those protections could be stripped away. Her story describes why this is wrong.

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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 :

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