Miriam Jordan


MIRIAM JORDAN is a senior special writer in the Los Angeles bureau of The Wall Street Journal.  She writes about immigrants nationally from a grass-roots perspective. She arrived in Los Angeles six years ago, after spending most of her career in the developing world. She was a correspondent for Reuters News Agency in Mexico, Brazil and Israel, and for The Wall Street Journal in Hong Kong, New Delhi and Brazil. Jordan was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize in 2007 and 2009. She has received several awards for her coverage of undocumented immigrants. She grew up in the United States and Brazil and speaks Portuguese, Spanish, French and Hebrew. E-mail: miriam.jordan@wsj.com.

Project Stories:

“A Tale of Two Students.” May 28, 2010

“Immigration Debate Flares in Oklahoma” May 10, 2010

“Arizona Clears Strict Immigration Bill” April 14, 2010

Post-Project Reports:

“A Route to Citizenship in Defense Bill,” Sept. 18, 2010

LOS ANGELES—David Cho, an honor student and leader of the UCLA marching band, plans to join the U.S. Air Force after he graduates in the spring—if Congress lets him. Mr. Cho is among the potential beneficiaries of the Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors bill—informally known as the Dream Act—that would give some illegal immigrants a shot at becoming U.S. citizens.

“Repeal of Birthright Rule Would Boost Illegal Population,” Sept. 9, 2010

A denial of birthright citizenship for U.S.-born children of illegal immigrants would end up increasing the size of the nation’s illegal population, according to a new study released Wednesday.

“Illegals Estimated To Account For 1 In 12 U.S. Births,” Aug. 12, 2010

One in 12 babies born in the U.S. in 2008 were offspring of illegal immigrants, according to a new study, an estimate that could inflame the debate over birthright citizenship.

“Immigration Data Reflect Shift,” Aug. 2, 2010

A record number of criminal aliens have been deported so far this year, reflecting a shift in emphasis by the Obama administration, according to an independent analysis.

“Arizona Law Needs U.S. Cooperation,” July 28, 2010

Arizona authorities battling the Obama administration over the state’s new immigration law may face an unforeseen obstacle in enforcing the measure: While local police can arrest illegal immigrants, only the federal government can deport them.

“Administration Argues Against Arizona Law,” July 23, 2010

Lawyers representing the Obama administration argued in federal court Thursday that Arizona’s contentious illegal-immigrant law would violate the U.S. Constitution by usurping federal authority over immigration, an assertion denied by attorneys for Gov. Jan Brewer.

Officer Sues Over Arizona Immigrant Law,” July 16, 2010

Policing Illegal Hires Puts Some Employers In A Bind,” July 15, 2010

2 Responses to “Miriam Jordan”

  1. James March 7, 2012 at 1:15 pm #

    Your Pathetic !

  2. Robert Gross March 7, 2013 at 4:57 pm #

    Your article in todays Journal reminded me of the many Portugeese who worked for me some years ago.
    1- Never had any in jail
    2-Came to work smiling and would work 24 hours a day–work acholics
    3-If they were unable to provide for themselves, would be cared for by fellow Portugeese
    4Not any were on welfare
    5-Their payroll checks were always deposited in a bank
    6-As your article said , when they had adequate capital they purchased a multiple residence.
    7-Just a pleasure to have working for you

    Robert Gross
    West Hartford, Ct

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