About These Photos
Since President Trump’s immigration policy went into effect during the summer of 2018, I have watched politicians and pundits talk about immigration. I have listened to a lot of rhetoric describing those who are at the U.S. southern border. They have been described as bad hombres, gangs, thugs, drug dealers and animals.
Hordes of monsters invading our country. Monsters who are less than human. People who want to take what is yours. People to fear.
“We have people coming into the country or trying to come in, we’re stopping a lot of them, but we’re taking people out of the country. You wouldn’t believe how bad these people are,” – President Donald Trump
Since last summer I have been traveling to the border meeting these invaders face to face.
Up until now, I’ve kept their faces hidden. Sometimes by request and sometimes for their own safety.
I think it’s time you see the faces of the monsters at the gate and decide for yourself if the rhetoric matches the reality. It’s so much easier to demonize someone if you don’t have to look into their eyes, and I want you to look into their eyes.
This isn’t so much a statement on immigration policy, but rather a statement of truth. I want you to see for yourself who you are being told to fear.
And before some of you decide that I’m cherry picking photos, the answer is no. Every single visit, these are the kinds of faces I encounter. To be certain, there is now a crisis at the border that did not exist a year ago. But, it is not the crisis you’re being told to believe.
One last thing. Every single person shown has either entered this country legally or attempting to enter legally.