Eileen Truax is a Los Angeles-based journalist who covers migration and politics. She was born in Mexico City, where she was a political reporter and a Congress correspondent. Her work has been published in several media outlets in the U.S., Latin America, and Spain, including The Washington Post, Vice, Americas Quarterly, AlDía News, The New York Times ES, Newsweek ES, and Gatopardo magazine. Eileen is the author of three non-fiction books: “Dreamers: An Immigrant Generation’s Fight for their American Dream;” “We Built the Wall: How the US keeps out Asylum Seekers from Mexico, Central America and Beyond;” and “How Does it Feel to Be Unwanted? Stories of Resistance and Resilience from Mexicans Living in the United States.” She has been a fellow with the International Center for Journalists, the International Women Media Foundation, the Knight Digital Media Center, and the Iberoamerican Foundation for New Journalism. She has also been a board member of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists. In 2018 she was selected as one of the 15 Most Influential Latina Journalists by CCNMA Latino Journalists of California. She’s currently doing research on immigrant youth in Spain, and working on a project about indigenous immigrant communities in the United States.