Lautaro Grinspan covers Latino and Asian immigrant communities for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Grinspan was previously a Report for America corps member in South Florida, reporting on immigration, the Latino vote and daily life issues among the area’s Latin American diasporas. His stories appeared in English in the Miami Herald and in Spanish in El Nuevo Herald. Grinspan has interned at NPR’s “Weekend Edition” and at WBUR, Boston’s NPR news station, and was an engagement manager at Vox, a news site. As an editorial fellow for Washingtonian magazine, he authored the magazine’s first Spanish-language stories. Grinspan grew up in Argentina and France before moving to South Florida as a teen.
Beat: Latino and Asian immigrant communities in Atlanta
Georgia is home to more than 1.1 million foreign-born residents, who represent 10 percent of the state's population. Another 700,000 residents were born in the U.S. with at least one immigrant parent. It's a diverse group from a variety of nations: Mexico (22%), India (9%), Jamaica (4%), Korea (4%), and Guatemala (4%). The Report for America Corps member is part of a two-member immigration team, covering metro Atlanta immigrant communities, especially Asian communities. They focus on issues of concern to immigrants: small business and economic development, education, quality of life, health care, immigration laws and enforcement of those laws. They also cover the North Georgia poultry industry, farmworkers in the South Georgia onion fields.