Max Rivlin-NadlerSpeak City Heights Reporter
Max Rivlin-Nadler is an investigative journalist whose reporting has appeared in outlets such as the New York Times, the New Republic, the Village Voice and Gothamist. His years-long investigation into New York City's arcane civil forfeiture laws led to a series of lawsuits and reforms which altered a practice that had been taking millions from poor communities for decades. He has reported extensively on immigration and criminal justice issues, including the treatment of asylum-seekers along the border, San Diego's District Attorney race, and the criminalization of homelessness in the midst of California's deepening affordability crisis. A native of Queens, New York, Max attended Oberlin College in Ohio, where he majored in creative writing.
Increasing numbers of asylum seekers are being allowed to enter the United States. But with the asylum system still severely curtailed, thousands remain stuck in dangerous conditions in Tijuana. KPBS reporter Max Rivlin-Nadler has been following the story for months. His reporting is featured in a new special report for the “KPBS Investigates” and “Port of Entry” podcasts. In the episode, Rivlin-Nadler follows the painfully long wait many asylum seekers have had to endure, simply for a chance at finding refuge in the U.S. It outlines America's critically damaged asylum system at the U.S. Mexico border by introducing you to the people on the ground, both the migrants living in the dangerous refugee camps in Tijuana and the activists and lawyers trying to help them.
A group of peer counselors in City Heights are trying to heal the community, by both connecting people to much needed resources and mental health services.
A 12-year-old in City Heights is raising awareness about the drinking water quality in local schools. He says his own experience has shaped his activism.
After an increase in both human and drug smuggling off the San Diego Coast, the San Diego sector of the Border Patrol has now launched a new marine unit.
Exiled for 11 years, a deported army veteran crossed the border into the U.S. on Thursday.
Youth in San Diego will soon have a new resource to turn to for support, thanks to this year’s city budget.
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