“What a comprehensive and eye-opening look into an immigration loophole. This series was well-executed, covering the pros and cons of the programs and the impact on so many communities and businesses. And man did it scream potential security breech. The work led to instant results.”

“This project, from start to finish, was a fantastic piece of public service journalism on something that so many families face but no one usually writes about. Your efforts, with the database, led to your community looking for ways to help these families in a more systematic way.”

“What a fantastic effort by your staff to not ignore a sensitive and sticky issue but to go at it hard with passion and strong voice. This effort showed that if a newspaper pushes for access, we are once again the only player in town who can educate and inform in a way that could just lead to acceptance.”