Seattle Times reporter Nina Shapiro answers your questions about her story on the immigrants missing from communities in Washington's Pacific County.

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UPDATE: 4:10 p.m.

Seattle Times reporter Nina Shapiro was joined by editor Jonathan Martin in a Facebook Live Q&A.

In Thursday’s interview, Shapiro described the reaction from Pacific County residents and the larger immigrant community to the enterprise.


Some residents in Washington’s Pacific County – many of whom thought President Trump would take away “drug dealers, criminals, rapists” with his crackdown on undocumented immigrants – have been startled by the growing number of missing immigrants whom they consider friends, neighbors and hardworking, longtime employees.

Seattle Times reporter Nina Shapiro, in collaboration with photojournalist Erika Schultz, spent several weeks reporting this story in the rural communities along Washington’s southwest coast.

The story has generated enormous interest, including social-media responses from the Southern Poverty Law Center and actress and comedian Rosie O’Donnell, and heated reaction from all over the political spectrum.

If you have questions on Shapiro’s story, join her at 2 p.m. on Thursday for a Facebook Live video question-and-answer session.  You can ask questions in advance here.