Ms Nazario collaborated with the STU Immigration Clinic on a recent case that inspired her to make the generous offer to speak at the university. The presentation to be given by Nazario will focus on the plight and immigration sagas of Central America’s economic orphans, the children who have been left behind by parents who had to leave in order to try to find work in the United States.
Nazario has won a number of national journalism and book awards including the Pulitzer Prize for feature writing eight years ago, back in 2003, for her Los Angeles Times feature story “Enrique’s Journey,” which focused on the struggle of a Honduran boy who traveled from Honduras on his own in order to try to find his mother. The feature was later expanded into a book and won two major industry awards and became a national bestseller.
Nazario has been reporting and writing about social issues for the last two decades, with her stories dealing with some of the United States’ most intractable problems such as drug addiction, hunger and immigration. A sought after speaker, Nazario makes numerous appearances on television and lives in Southern California, also sitting on an extensive number of immigration advocacy boards including KIND (Kids In Need of Defense).