Aaron Miguel Cantú is an independent journalist. He’s worked in newsrooms in New Mexico and New York City and is currently based along the U.S.-Mexico border. He covers criminal justice, education, environmental harm caused by corporations, and immigration for outlets like The Hechinger Report, The Intercept, Rolling Stone, and The Nation. His work has received awards and praise from organizations like the Association of Alternative Newsmedia and the ACLU, and has been cited by congressional representatives and local officials. He also contributed to the book “Who Do You Serve, Who Do You Protect? Police Violence and Resistance in the United States” (Haymarket, 2016).