Eli Saslow

ReporterWashington, D.C.


A boy reluctantly travels alone from El Salvador to Los Angeles, to reunite with a mother he hasn’t seen in years.

  • Sep 7, 2014

Earning $11.50 hourly, Elias Pompa is often the only available solution when immigration crises arise.

  • Aug 9, 2014

Nora Sandigo has taken guardianship of over 800 youngsters so they can stay if their parents are deported.

  • Jul 5, 2014

Nursing aide positions are plentiful, but the work comes with low pay and high stress.

  • May 31, 2014

Madina Salaty’s U.S. citizenship wasn’t enough to keep her immigrant husband from being forced to leave.

  • May 24, 2014

The transition to civilian life becomes defined by isolation for many.

  • Apr 19, 2014

Overwhelmed courts have little time or resources to weigh the fates of those facing deportation.

  • Feb 2, 2014

Raphael Richmond calls it her “hunger games,” keeping her family fed until the monthly aid arrives.

  • Dec 15, 2013

How the food-stamp diet is leaving many residents of Texas’s Rio Grande Valley both hungry and obese.

  • Nov 9, 2013

Coffee. Chitchat. E-mail. The tightknit “Cube Farm” was just settling into the comfortable clockwork of a Monday.

  • Oct 5, 2013
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Eli Saslow is a reporter at the Washington Post, where he covered the 2008 presidential campaign and has chronicled the president’s life inside the White House. He won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Reporting for his year-long series about food stamps in America. Previously a sportswriter for the Post, he has won multiple awards for news and feature writing. Two of his stories have also appeared in Best American Sports Writing.
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