Camille Erickson is an investigative journalist covering politics and the economy through a social justice lens. She is a graduate student at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism.

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Opportunity Zone Program: Federal Investment in Low-Income Neighborhoods or a 'Trickle-Down Scheme'?

by Camille Erickson 06-03-2019

But, embedded in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, the Opportunity Zone program does not include mandatory reporting provisions. This means federal agencies will not know where capital flows or about the consequences of spurred development in communities.

Puerto Rican Leaders Converge on Capitol Hill, Demand Disaster Relief Funds

by Camille Erickson 05-02-2019

Image via Camille Erickson 

In the meantime, Caño Martín Peña remains severely clogged and needs to be dredged to prevent continued flooding. Corporación ENLACE, an organization led by residents of Caño Martín Peña, has called on Congress to add a supplemental fund of $100 million to the disaster relief bill to dredge the channel.

‘Why Are You Made to Suffer for Needing Asylum?’

by Camille Erickson 04-15-2019
Public testifies before U.S. Commission on Civil Rights about abuse in immigration detention centers

Migrants queue as they listen to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials after crossing illegally into the United States to request asylum, in El Paso, Texas, U.S., in this picture taken from Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, April 5, 2019. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez

In June 2018, the Trump administration issued a “zero tolerance” policy in an effort to deter migrants, a majority from Central America, from entering the U.S. The policy resulted in the separation of nearly 2,800 immigrant children from their families at the U.S.-Mexico border in a little over a month.

Democrats Announce Bill to End Trump’s Ban on Travel from Muslim Countries

by Camille Erickson 04-10-2019

Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) speaks at the news conference announcing the NO BAN Act. Photo by Camille Erickson / Medill News Service

The last time Mana Kharrazi spoke with her uncle in Iran on the phone, she told him he could not visit the U.S. because of President Donald Trump’s so-called “Muslim ban,” an executive order barring travel from seven mostly Muslim-majority countries. She did not know her uncle was dying.