Jeremy Schwartz

Investigative reporter

Jeremy Schwartz is a member of the Austin American-Statesman's investigative team and focuses on military, veteran and border security issues. He previously served as the Statesman's correspondent in Mexico City from 2005 to 2009 covering politics, drug violence and immigration issues. Schwartz won the Texas Associated Press Managing Editors first place awards in 2015 for Best Online Project for a story about a failed Department of Veterans Affairs brain research program and Deadline Writing for his work on the 2014 SXSW crash. He also took 3rd Place in the Reporter of the Year category and Honorable Mention in the Freedom of Information category for a story on interior Border Patrol traffic stops. 

Latest from Jeremy Schwartz

Inmigrantes centroamericanos se encuentran en limbo en México
 Desde que dejó su violento pueblo natal en Honduras hace unos meses para irse a Estados Unidos con su hija de 2 años, la joven ha sufrido asaltos y ha tenido que dormir en las calles. Cuando esta madre de 21 años escuchó que los oficiales de migración en Estados Unidos estaban separando a los niños...

Posted: 21 days ago

Desde que dejó su violento pueblo natal en Honduras hace unos meses para irse a Estados Unidos con su hija de 2 años, la joven ha sufrido asaltos y ha tenido que dormir en las calles. Cuando esta madre de 21 años escuchó que los oficiales de migración en Estados Unidos estaban separando a los niños...
Why Trump wants Mexico to fix its overwhelmed asylum system
 Increasingly, migrants fleeing violence in Central America are trading in the American dream for the relative safety of Mexico. Asylum requests in Mexico have ballooned from just under 2,000 in 2013 to nearly 15,000 last year. But Mexico’s asylum system hasn’t been able to keep up. With just three offices and a few dozen permanent...

8:29 PM Thursday, Jul. 12, 2018

Increasingly, migrants fleeing violence in Central America are trading in the American dream for the relative safety of Mexico. Asylum requests in Mexico have ballooned from just under 2,000 in 2013 to nearly 15,000 last year. But Mexico’s asylum system hasn’t been able to keep up. With just three offices and a few dozen permanent...
Mexico’s asylum system may be key to migration puzzle, but can’t keep up
 Since leaving her violent hometown in Honduras months ago to go to the United States with her 2-year-old daughter, the young woman had been robbed and forced to sleep in the streets. Once the 21-year-old mother heard that U.S. immigration officials had been separating children from their parents, she wasn’t sure she wanted to go on...

8:23 PM Thursday, Jul. 12, 2018

Since leaving her violent hometown in Honduras months ago to go to the United States with her 2-year-old daughter, the young woman had been robbed and forced to sleep in the streets. Once the 21-year-old mother heard that U.S. immigration officials had been separating children from their parents, she wasn’t sure she wanted to go on...
López Obrador promete cambio, pero persisten preguntas
 El triunfo de Andrés Manuel López Obrador electrizó a cientos de miles de partidarios en la Ciudad de México el día 1. Pero aún quedan muchas preguntas sobre cómo hará cumplir sus promesas electorales y transformar a México. “Hay un sentimiento compartido entre muchos en...

3:42 PM Thursday, Jul. 05, 2018

El triunfo de Andrés Manuel López Obrador electrizó a cientos de miles de partidarios en la Ciudad de México el día 1. Pero aún quedan muchas preguntas sobre cómo hará cumplir sus promesas electorales y transformar a México. “Hay un sentimiento compartido entre muchos en...
López Obrador wins Mexico’s election promising change. Can he deliver?
 When the election results finally came across the huge outdoor screen, Pavel Jiménez leaped into the air, pumped his fists and hugged everyone around him. “It’s a historic moment,” the 35-year-old government worker said. “The truth is we didn’t think this moment would come. This is the dream of so many...

11:02 PM Monday, Jul. 02, 2018

When the election results finally came across the huge outdoor screen, Pavel Jiménez leaped into the air, pumped his fists and hugged everyone around him. “It’s a historic moment,” the 35-year-old government worker said. “The truth is we didn’t think this moment would come. This is the dream of so many...
With landslide win, López Obrador ushers in a new era in Mexico
 After leftist candidate Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s tsunami-like victory in Sunday’s presidential election, delirious supporters clogged downtown streets and partied throughout the night in Mexico City’s Zócalo plaza. “It’s a historic moment,” said Pavel Jimenez, a 35-year-old federal...

10:04 PM Sunday, Jul. 01, 2018

After leftist candidate Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s tsunami-like victory in Sunday’s presidential election, delirious supporters clogged downtown streets and partied throughout the night in Mexico City’s Zócalo plaza. “It’s a historic moment,” said Pavel Jimenez, a 35-year-old federal...
‘Tense’ Mexico chooses new president amid worries of election fraud
 Millions of Mexicans headed to the polls Sunday to take part in an election that could represent a sharp shift to the left for a country reeling from a decade of increasing narco violence and embarrassing corruption scandals. Left-leaning populist Andrés Manuel López Obrador, who has said he would re-evaluate Mexico’s...

9:53 PM Sunday, Jul. 01, 2018

Millions of Mexicans headed to the polls Sunday to take part in an election that could represent a sharp shift to the left for a country reeling from a decade of increasing narco violence and embarrassing corruption scandals. Left-leaning populist Andrés Manuel López Obrador, who has said he would re-evaluate Mexico’s...
López Obrador’s promise of change connects with exhausted electorate
 When the results of Mexico’s 2006 presidential election were finally tabulated, eventual loser Andrés Manuel López Obrador did not go quietly into the night. The fiery leftist, whose populist policies would have marked a dramatic shift for the nation, unleashed a summer of protest that paralyzed traffic in Mexico City...

2:58 PM Friday, Jun. 29, 2018

When the results of Mexico’s 2006 presidential election were finally tabulated, eventual loser Andrés Manuel López Obrador did not go quietly into the night. The fiery leftist, whose populist policies would have marked a dramatic shift for the nation, unleashed a summer of protest that paralyzed traffic in Mexico City...
En zócalo, lágrimas, luego alegría cuando Corea salva a México VIDEO
 El día comenzó tan prometedor. Después de dos victorias brillantes sobre Alemania y Corea del Sur, se decía que el equipo nacional mexicano era la mejor esperanza para la Copa Mundial jamás, donde El Tri ha sufrido una serie de dolorosas derrotas. Todo lo que México necesitaba era ganar o empatar...

7:43 PM Wednesday, Jun. 27, 2018

El día comenzó tan prometedor. Después de dos victorias brillantes sobre Alemania y Corea del Sur, se decía que el equipo nacional mexicano era la mejor esperanza para la Copa Mundial jamás, donde El Tri ha sufrido una serie de dolorosas derrotas. Todo lo que México necesitaba era ganar o empatar...
Inside the Zócalo, tears, then joy as South Korea saves Mexico
 MEXICO CITY — The day started with so much promise. After two brilliant wins over Germany and South Korea, this year’s Mexican national team was being hailed as possibly the nation’s best chance ever at the World Cup, where El Tri has suffered a series of heartbreaking losses. All Mexico needed was to win or tie with Sweden...

7:00 PM Wednesday, Jun. 27, 2018

MEXICO CITY — The day started with so much promise. After two brilliant wins over Germany and South Korea, this year’s Mexican national team was being hailed as possibly the nation’s best chance ever at the World Cup, where El Tri has suffered a series of heartbreaking losses. All Mexico needed was to win or tie with Sweden...
Crece sentimiento anti-inmigrante en México hacia centroamericanos
 El año pasado, el alcalde Leobardo Ramos se ganó el apodo del “Trump oaxaqueño” después de haber cerrado un refugio para migrantes centroamericanos en su pequeño pueblo de Chahuites, a unas 175 millas de Guatemala. “Vemos a muchos inmigrantes sin camisa, consumiendo drogas y peleando entre...

5:00 AM Wednesday, Jun. 27, 2018

El año pasado, el alcalde Leobardo Ramos se ganó el apodo del “Trump oaxaqueño” después de haber cerrado un refugio para migrantes centroamericanos en su pequeño pueblo de Chahuites, a unas 175 millas de Guatemala. “Vemos a muchos inmigrantes sin camisa, consumiendo drogas y peleando entre...