Jesús A. Rodríguez is a writer and lawyer in Washington, D.C.



I write about politics, justice, and constitutional neglect. Right now, I’m a staff writer at Politico Magazine, where I published the magazine’s first article in Spanish and have reported on everything from the migrant caravan’s democracy to Kamala Harris’ decision to become a prosecutor. My reporting and research have also appeared in The Atlantic, Vox, Politico, The Hill, Just Security, and the Brennan Center for Justice, and I’m a member of the Periplus CollectiveYou can find more of my work here.

Through the Joel Gay Creative Fellowship, I also publish ALIENHOOD, a newsletter about politics and the lives of undocumented immigrants.


I have a law degree from Georgetown, where I was a Global Law Scholar and the senior articles editor of volume 110 of the Georgetown Law Journal. I have contributed academic research to a report exposing the use of utility data in immigration enforcement and a Supreme Court brief on the threat of armed militias to democracy.


Originally from Venezuela, I grew up in Orlando, Fla., and studied international politics at Georgetown University. I speak English, Spanish, French, German, and some Portuguese. 

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