Julie Hirschfeld Davis is a congressional correspondent at The New York Times. She has covered politics from Washington for 21 years. She joined the Times in 2014 as a White House correspondent after stints at Bloomberg News, the Associated Press, The Baltimore Sun, and Congressional Quarterly. She won the 2009 Everett McKinley Dirksen Award for Distinguished Reporting of Congress. Michael D. Shear is a White House correspondent in The New York Times Washington bureau, where he covers President Trump. A veteran political correspondent, before coming to the Times in 2010, he spent eighteen years writing about local, state and national politics at The Washington Post, where he was also part of the Pulitzer Prize-winning team that covered the Virginia Tech shootings in 2007.
Essential reading for those searching for the 'beating heart' of the Trump administration. . . . Davis and Shear are scrupulously fair reporters. . . . [They] are right: Immigration demagogy is at the 'heart' of the Trump show - and the Trump show is at the heart of our tragic decline as a civil and humane society. -- Joe Klein * The New York Times * A stark account of the Trump administration's ongoing attempts to disembowel the nation's immigration policy. . . . Hirschfeld Davis and Shear had only to state the facts and allow readers to draw their own conclusions. Trump had already taken care of impaling himself. -- Oscar Casares * The Washington Post * A vivid, revelatory account of President Trump's attempts to overhaul the U.S. immigration system. . . . Davis and Shear's fast-paced, richly detailed narrative underscores the chaos surrounding the White House without minimizing the fact that it's now 'more dangerous and costly to be undocumented' in America than it has been in decades. * Publishers Weekly *