Covering immigration is not easy. It often requires an understanding of public policy and immigration law, an appreciation of U.S. history and our social dynamics, and an ability to convey in a compelling, even-handed way the everyday stories of immigrants. For some, the immigration beat may pose ethical challenges since opinions on this topic are so intense and divided. Indeed, reporters with strong personal feelings about the issue, whether because of their immigrant roots, their religion or other ties, may find their sense of balance and fairness challenged. It truly helps to cover the news with an informed heart. That humanity can bring a story alive. But good reporting that is fair, balanced and honest will go further because your audience senses that your work can be trusted and you are telling them the whole story.