The Center for Immigration Studies has named Sara Carter of the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin in Ontario, Calif., as the recipient of this year's Eugene Katz Award For Excellence in the Coverage of Immigration.
Traveling frequently from California to Arizona and Texas and Mexico, Ms. Carter broke story after story related to the dangerous conditions all along America's southern border. Rare has been the week in the past six months that Ms. Carter hasn't appeared on a cable news program discussing her latest scoop.
It was Ms. Carter who broke the story that our government was alerting Mexico City to the locations and membership and other details of the Minuteman Project civilian border-watch group.
She also first brought word of bounties being placed on the heads of sheriffs' deputies along the Texas border by Mexican cartels.
The body of her reporting over the past year is an important example of how the public interest can be served when even a relatively small media outlet devotes appropriate resources to coverage of our nation's immigration crisis.
followed Sara Carter's finger-on-the-pulse reporting and she deserves the recognition.