Invisible neighbors

This timeline is part of my research on the situation of undocumented migrants in Arizona and California, supported by the American Council on Germany’s McCloy Fellowship in Journalism.

How the US restricted immigration and created the undocumented migrant over time

CC: TimelineJS template by Knightlab

As the issue is fairy complex and rapidly changing, I became a little geeky towards the end of my research on the ground and created two diagrams that show, among others,

…why so many young people can come out as undocumented in recent years:

Migrant categories(2)

…why lawyers rush to detention centers in their free time to defend asylum seekers from Central America pro bono,
and what ICE and Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi are arguing about after the Pier 14 tragedy in San Francisco:

Migrants deportation(8)