Nick Miroff

Washington, D.C.

Reporter covering immigration enforcement and the Department of Homeland Security

Education: University of California at Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, MJ, 2006; University of California at Santa Cruz, BA, 2000

Nick Miroff covers immigration enforcement and the Department of Homeland Security on the America desk. He was a Washington Post correspondent in Latin America from 2010 to 2017, based in Havana and Mexico City. Miroff has been a staff writer since 2006. He has a master’s degree from the University of California at Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism, and he studied Spanish and Latin American literature at the University of California at Santa Cruz.
Latest from Nick Miroff

Border officials investigating claims Sikh turbans were confiscated

U.S. officials are investigating reports that dozens of Sikh asylum seekers had their turbans confiscated by Border Patrol agents in the Yuma, Ariz., area.

August 3, 2022

Border Patrol agents did not strike Del Rio migrants, report finds

The Border Patrol agents on horseback who confronted migrants in Del Rio, Tex., did not strike them with their reins but acted inappropriately.

July 8, 2022

Across southern Arizona, a full range of border woes for Biden

In Arizona, the polyglot queue in Yuma of what authorities call “give ups,” migrants who willingly seek out U.S. authorities after crossing the Mexican border, served as sharp contrast to the wild chases happening about 300 miles southeast in Nogales.

July 8, 2022

Secret Service chief James Murray leaving agency for Snapchat

After three years leading the agency, U.S. Secret Service director James M. Murray will take a top security job with Snapchat, according to a Department of Homeland Security official with knowledge of his decision.

July 8, 2022

Russia claims key city in punishing conquest of eastern Ukraine

Moscow's claim on Ukraine's last major stronghold in Luhansk signaled a turning point in its assault, but Kyiv said the fight for the east “is not over.”

July 3, 2022

Migrant smuggler didn’t realize trailer’s AC unit failed, complaint says

Homero Zamorano, Jr., 45, appeared in federal court in San Antonio Thursday for the first time since the grisly discovery of the bodies.

July 1, 2022

Deaths of 53 migrants in Texas stoke grief, fears of a deadly summer

The number of migrants dead in a suspected smuggling operation rose to 53 Wednesday, two days after dozens of bodies were found lifeless in the back of a sweltering tractor-trailer in San Antonio.

June 28, 2022

46 migrants found dead in Texas inside sweltering tractor-trailer

The bodies of 46 migrants in San Antonio marked the deadliest smuggling incident of its kind in U.S. history.

June 28, 2022

U.S. border arrests rose to record high in May, data shows

Immigration arrests along the U.S. southern border rose in May to the highest levels ever recorded, as growing numbers of migrants arrived from outside the Western Hemisphere, U.S. Customs and Border Protection figures show.

June 16, 2022