is a reporting fellow covering Washington, D.C. for the Texas Tribune. His reporting has appeared in LA Magazine, The Columbia Journalism Review, and Rewire News. He graduated from University of California San Diego in 2018, where he founded The Triton newspaper, with a dual degree in Urban Planning and American Politics.
Raising warnings of out-of-control illegal immigration and soaring crime by immigrants — including debunked claims about El Paso's crime — the president tried to pressure Congress to end a stalemate over border wall funding and avert another government shutdown.
When asked whether the stalemate over President Trump's border wall is worth federal employees missing their paychecks, Texans in Congress appear to be divided along party lines — save for Republican U.S. Rep. Will Hurd.