Liset Cruz

Ida B. Wells Fellow

Liset Cruz is a bilingual Mexican-American journalist committed to holding powerful institutions accountable, creating accessible news, and working on the ground to engage with underserved communities. She holds two B.A. degrees from the University of Georgia, and an M.S. from Columbia Journalism School’s specialized Toni Stabile investigative program. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Marshall Project, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, as well as several other local Georgia publications. She will report on the intersection of immigration and health care.


Pro-Israel and pro-Palestinian demonstrators stage impassioned protests in New York

Pro-Palestinian and pro-Israel demonstrators faced off in contentious but nonviolent protests in Manhattan on Sunday as full-scale conflict erupted along the Gaza Strip following the Hamas attack on Israel.

Border Patrol fails to assess medical needs for children with preexisting conditions, report says

Border Patrol does not have protocols for assessing medical needs of children with preexisting conditions, according to an independent report made public Tuesday on the death of an 8-year-old girl from Panama who was in federal custody.