CAITLIN O'HARA

Frontera Arizona

Frontera Arizona is a photographic series documenting people on the front line of migration debate and the effects national policies have on people's lives along the US-Mexico border during a period of intense anxiety. While we know our politicians and fellow citizens opinions of migrants, the effects of deportation and immigration enforcement on mixed immigration status families in Arizona is not immediately visible to people living far from the border. I aim to bring to light the cruelty of the failed Prevention through Deterrence immigration policy practiced by U.S. border protection that results in migrant death, sex trafficking and forced labor and to amplify the voices of asylum-seekers stuck in limbo of temporary protected status and those living undocumented among us.

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