Ash Ponders on The Intercept for Migrants

IT’S CONSUMED OUR LIVES”: VOLUNTEERS STEP IN AS BORDER PATROL DROPS MIGRANTS OFF IN TINY ARIZONA TOWNS

Ryan Devereaux and I went to Ajo again to learn more about how CBP’s recent choice to simply abandon migrants in rural desert towns.

I’ve been to Ajo dozens upon dozens of times over the past couple decades and I learn new things each and every time I go. This was no exception. I was glad to work with a writer who has significant understandings of the realities in the area and deep appreciation for my experience too.

This story also ended up on The Intercept’s podcast Intercepted. With a very subtle and well done composite of my photos by Elise Swain.

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