Amir Khafagy

Amir Khafagy reports for Documented, a nonprofit news site that focuses on New York City’s immigrant communities. His beat explores the intersections of labor, race, class, immigration and urban policy. Khafagy’s writing has been featured in The Guardian, Vice, The New Republic, Bloomberg and Prism, among others, and he is the recipient of numerous honors, including the Ida B. Wells Fellowship and The International Center for Journalists COVID-19 Reporting Award. Khafagy holds a master’s degree in urban affairs from Queens College. A lifelong New Yorker, he hails from Jackson Heights, Queens. As a performer, Khafagy has appeared in Ping Chong + Company's “Beyond Sacred: Voices of Muslim Identity” and in “Gun Country,” a Houses on the Moon Theatre Company production.


Documented is a nonprofit news site that addresses the lack of local news for and about New York City’s 3.1 million immigrants. It regularly publishes investigative pieces that have had a widespread impact on local policy. The mission is to ensure that immigrant residents are also readers, and in 2019 they launched a Spanish-language WhatsApp-based news service to better serve Spanish-speaking immigrants.