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

Agents with Homeland Security Investigations push to break away from ICE, saying negative reputation hurts their work

Agents have been kicked off joint operations and blocked from some databases because of their affiliation with Immigration and Customs Enforcement, according to an internal report.

December 29, 2021

Border arrests ticked up 5 percent in November, first increase since summer

A fresh influx of migrants from Venezuela, Mexico and northern Central America is driving the shift.

December 16, 2021

Eager for new border model, Biden officials look to Europe’s reception centers

White House officials are discussing proposals to overhaul asylum processing and curb mass releases.

December 14, 2021

Senate confirms Chris Magnus as CBP commissioner

Magnus, who was police chief in Tucson, becomes Biden’s top border official with illegal crossings at an all-time high.

December 7, 2021

U.S. and Mexico reach deal to restart Trump-era ‘Remain in Mexico’ program along border

Governments are preparing to re-implement the program starting next week.

December 2, 2021

Venezuelan migrants are new border challenge for Biden administration

Nearly 6 million Venezuelans have left their homeland since 2015, and many are on the move again.

November 23, 2021

Border Patrol vaccination rates increase, but 20 percent of agency’s workforce has not gotten shots

Thousands of Border Patrol employees could face disciplinary action.

November 13, 2021

Border crossings by Haitian migrants plunged in October, CBP data show

The Biden administration has been using the Title 42 public health order to expel migrants back to Haiti. Those measures appear to be discouraging others from crossing.

November 11, 2021

Biden’s border woes expose White House divisions as centrists assert more control

The president’s low poll numbers on border issues, amid GOP attacks and scenes of chaos, have alarmed administration officials. Some top aides are pushing tougher enforcement measures.

November 8, 2021

    Warnings of Jan. 6 violence preceded the Capitol riot

    Law enforcement agencies failed to heed mounting warnings of coming violence as Trump propelled his supporters to Washington in a last desperate attempt to overturn the election results.

    October 31, 2021