Uriel Garcia

Uriel J. García is an immigration reporter based in El Paso. Before joining the The Texas Tribune, he worked at the Arizona Republic where he covered police violence and immigration enforcement. He started his journalism career at the Santa Fe New Mexican where he focused on covering the city\’s immigrant community and criminal justice issues. Originally from Mexico, he grew up in Phoenix and graduated from Arizona State University.


Content by Uriel Garcia

A Mexican farmworker crossed the border dreaming of building his family a home, but days later, he was fatally shot in West Texas

Jesús Iván Sepúlveda Martínez was living in his parents’ home with his wife and 6-month-old baby, and his family says he left Mexico for Austin to seek work painting houses when he was shot to death

October 6, 2022, 6:00 PDT

With a court ruling looming, young Texas immigrants prepare for the possible end of DACA

Texas has the second-largest population of immigrants in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program in the country, and an appeals court is expected to rule soon on whether the program is legal

September 2, 2022, 6:00 PDT

Uvalde mayor disputes report that police missed opportunity to shoot gunman

Mayor Don McLaughlin denied a recent report that said a Uvalde officer passed up a chance to shoot the gunman at Robb Elementary, insisting that the officer never saw the gunman

July 12, 2022, 6:00 PDT


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