Shirin Ali is a graduate student at Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism, where she specializes in magazine writing. She is also currently interning at The Fulcrum, reporting and writing on political news related to American democracy. During her time at Medill, she has focused on political reporting, writing extensively about the 2020 democratic primaries. Shirin is a Chicago native.

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Despite ‘On Fire’ Conditions, Children Remain in ICE Custody

by Shirin Ali, by Anabel Mendoza 07-31-2020

ICE detention facility in Karnes County. Public domain.

Earlier this month, a California judge ordered the release of more than 100 migrant children from Immigration and Customs Enforcement custody, but after ICE failed to meet specific prerequisites to release the children, the judge declared her order was “unenforceable,” leaving children in detention.

CBP Is Using Pandemic as Cover for Deportations, Advocates Say

by Shirin Ali 06-26-2020

A person wearing a shirt with a message in San Diego, Calif. June 18, 2020. REUTERS/Mike Blake

Several Democratic senators grilled Customs and Border Protection Acting Commissioner Mark Morgan.