‘I hope readers get a glimpse of how rich and varied the United States is’: How a Globe reporter told the story of Michigan Chaldeans

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Ashourina Slewo (center) sat at the table with family and friends while eating dolma, a traditional Iraqi dish.Erin Clark for the Boston Globe

ll month long, the Globe has been releasing its Back to the Battleground series examining what has changed for four crucial states since the 2016 election. Deputy D.C. Bureau Chief Liz Goodwin kicked off the project with a dispatch from Madison Heights, Mich., where she followed several families in the Chaldean Christian community — some of whom had supported Donald Trump in 2016 — who were caught up in the president’s ICE raids. Here, she discusses her reporting process and what she hopes readers will learn from the series.