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Ben Schamisso


Ben Schamisso is a reporter focused primarily on global affairs and immigration. Born and raised in Belgium, Ben's international upbringing aids in his storytelling. Prior to joining Newsy in 2016, he was the lead videographer for Belgium's most prestigious soccer team and a producer for the Chicago Tribune. He earned his master's degree in broadcast journalism at Northwestern's Medill School of Journalism in 2012. Want to chat with him about immigration and foreign policy? Well, you're in luck — he speaks three languages.

Recent Work
Vice President Kamala Harris listens as President Joe Biden delivers remarks on immigration.

Pres. Biden Hasn't Delivered On Key Immigration Promises A Year Later

Newsy's Ben Schamisso stands with his citizenship document.

A First-Hand Look At The U.S. Citizenship Process

A woman looks at her loan statements.
Tyler Navas / NewsyU.S.

Student Loans Worsen Racial Inequalities In America

James Crumbley, left, and Jennifer Crumbley, right
Oakland County Sheriff's Office / APU.S.

Judge Denies Motion To Reduce Michigan Parents' $500K Bond

James Crumbley looks towards his wife Jennifer Crumbley during a court hearing
Carlos Osorio / APU.S.

Michigan Suspect's Parents Ask To Lower $500K Bond

A man gets a COVID test.

Testing Still An Issue As Surge Intensifies

People stand near The Night Ministry's bus.

Chicago Outreach Bus Sparks Happiness Amid Holidays

Someone on cell phone using social media

Schools Step Up Security In Response To Threats On TikTok

Travelers wear masks as they wait in a line for a TSA security check.
Ted S. Warren / APSci/Health

Variants Causing Many To Cancel Holiday Travel

An injured migrant woman is moved by rescue personnel from the site of an accident

At Least 55 Die In Crash Of Truck Smuggling Migrants in Mexico

Actor Jussie Smollett, center
Nam Y. Huh / APU.S.

Jussie Smollett Convicted Of Staging Attack, Lying To Police

A Nicaraguan migrant walks with fellow compatriots near the U.S.-Mexico border
Felix Marquez / APPolitics

U.S. Will Resume Policy For Asylum-Seekers To Wait In Mexico

People line up for COVID-19 vaccinations
Paul White / APSci/Health

19 Countries Confirm Cases Of New Omicron Variant

Nurse puts on protective gear
Carlos Osorio / APSci/Health

Michigan COVID-19 Hospitalizations Hit Record High

A Haitian refugee family stands on a porch.

What's Next For Haitian Migrants Who Made It To The U.S.?

Community members play songs before a candlelight vigil in Waukesha, Wis.
Jeffrey Phelps / APU.S.

Waukesha Parade Suspect Appears In Court

Portable chairs on the ground after an SUV drove into a parade of Christmas marchers.
John Hart / Wisconsin State Journal via APU.S.

Police: Parade Crash Suspect Was Leaving A Domestic Disturbance

Group of migrants in Mexico.
Felix Marquez / APPolitics

Differences Endure As President Biden Brings Back North America Summit

A veteran salutes the flag.

Deported Veterans Push To Make Their Way Back To The U.S.

Marlen Ortiz and her son sit on their couch.

Mother And Son's Joint Future In U.S. Uncertain Amid DACA Challenges

People protest for the release of the kidnapped missionaries near the missionaries' headquarters in Titanyen
Joseph Odelyn / APWorld

Agonizing Wait For Families Of Kidnapped Missionaries In Haiti

People protest for the release of kidnapped missionaries
Joseph Odelyn / APWorld

Day 5 Of Haiti Kidnapping As U.S. Says It Won't Pay $17M Ransom

A "closed" sign at The Christian Aid Ministries headquarters in Berlin, Ohio.
Julie Carr Smyth / APWorld

FBI Working To Rescue Abducted Missionaries In Haiti

Chicago Police patrol the neighborhood in Chicago
M. Spencer Green / APSci/Health

Chicago Police Union Fights City's Vaccine Mandate

"Bridge to U.S.A." sign over highway as cars cross into the U.S. from Canada
Mark Spowart / The Canadian Press / APU.S.

White House Lifts Ban For Land Travel From Canada, Mexico

Passengers queue up at the ticketing counter for Southwest Airlines flights
David Zalubowski / APU.S.

Southwest Airlines Cancels Over 300 Monday Flights

Two women sit and talk
Tyler NavasPolitics

Fixing Up Houses For Afghan Refugees

Dmitry Muratov and Maria Ressa
Alexander Zemlianichenko/Aaron Favila / APWorld

Nobel Peace Prize Awarded To 2 Journalists

Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving on the basketball court
Adam Hunger / APSci/Health

Local Vaccine Mandates May Block Some NBA Players

Raúl Rodriguez

Why One Former Border Agent Is Facing Deportation