Jude Joffe-Block/AZCIR

Jude Joffe-Block/AZCIR

Jude Joffe-Block is a Phoenix-based journalist. From 2010 to 2016, she covered border and immigration issues as a correspondent for Phoenix’s NPR station, KJZZ. Her stories have aired all over public radio airwaves, including on Morning Edition, All Things Considered, Here & Now, and The World. Jude began her journalism career in Mexico City. She is also co-author of a book with Terry Greene Sterling about former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s unprecedented immigration crackdowns, the Latino-led movement that organized against him and the legal battles that culminated in the historic Trump pardon.

Eloy ICE detention center covid-19

COVID-19 cases increase after ICE assured judge of no suspected cases

By: and - April 16, 2020

Three days after U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials claimed in court filings that there were no longer any active or suspected COVID-19 cases in an Arizona immigration detention facility, four more detainees there tested positive for the virus.

La Palma COVID-19 fears

Tensions skyrocket as COVID-19 fears grip Arizona detention center

By: and - April 13, 2020

Rodrigo Martínez was certain he had a fever. Gasping for air, he said, felt like breathing pepper. It burned.