Jonathan Blitzer is an immigration reporter for The New Yorker. His reporting and writing has also appeared in The New York Times, The Atlantic and The Wall Street Journal. Blitzer received the 2018 Immigration Journalism Prize from the French-American Foundation.
Blitzer’s candid, full interview was conducted with FRONTLINE during the making of the October 2019 documentary “Zero Tolerance.”
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