Alisa Reznick

Alisa Reznick is a journalist and photographer based in Amman, Jordan. Her work has appeared on Al Jazeera, Middle East Eye, NPR and the Jordan Times, among others.

Alisa Reznick is a journalist and photographer from Flagstaff, Arizona. Her work focuses on migration, the environment and human rights and appears PBS, TIME, Al Jazeera and NPR, among others. She is based between Amman, Jordan and the American Southwest.

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These Afghan women soldiers made it out of Afghanistan. Their next battle is making it in the US.

On Course

About 40 members of a special, all-women Afghan platoon that worked alongside the US military barely made it out of Afghanistan last year. Now, they want to put their training to use even though they remain in a legal limbo. But that hasn’t stopped them learning English and getting an education. 

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DACA could end in federal court. Most of today’s high school graduates can’t get protection from the program anyway. 

On Course
Asylum-seekers pray as part of a vigil following the court order mandating Title 42 remain in place on May 23, 2022.

‘That news hit us like a bomb’: Asylum-seekers still in limbo after ruling to keep Title 42 intact

Rodney Montreuil grew up in Cap-Haitien, Haiti and has lived in Phoenix for the last two decades.

This Haitian schoolteacher helps new arrivals from Haiti resettle in Arizona

Afghan refugees walk through an Afghan refugee camp at Joint Base McGuire Dix Lakehurst, New Jersey, on Sept. 27, 2021. 

6 months after evacuation, thousands of Afghan families are waiting to reunite

For the last year, construction workers have passed by Darby Wells en route to the border to build the Trump administration’s 30-foot, steel bollard wall. President-elect Joe Biden has vowed to stop the wall’s construction, but there are still big questio

Under a Biden presidency, what will become of Trump’s border wall? 


The Trump administration is expected to finish some 450 miles of border wall by the end of the year, and Indigenous groups on both sides of the border are looking to the future. 


After grisly murder, Kuwait and the Philippines face diplomatic crisis over domestic worker abuse


The Philippines is entangled in a full-scale diplomatic crisis in Kuwait. How did it happen?

Mesh fencing with children behind, looking onto US side

Can environmental protection and border security coexist? Not through an impenetrable wall, say Arizona advocates

Global Politics

The Department of Homeland Security has waived environmental laws to move forward on wall projects in California and Texas. Scientists and conservation advocates wonder if this national monument is next.

Um Ala's youngest daughter Hala sits in the family's metal shelter in Jordan's Zaatari refugee camp. Barely a year old when they left Syria, she doesn't remember the family's farm in Daraa's countryside.

Photos: What do refugee parents tell their children about Syria?


At the Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan more than 7,000 children have been born over the last five years since the camp was set up to handle the large numbers of Syrians fleeing the conflict in their country. How do parents describe what’s happening in Syria to their children who have no memory of the country? What do they say about their home? Photographer Alisa Reznick offers a glimpse of life in the Zaatari camp.