April 10, 2019
by Alex Webb
The US policy of "prevention through deterrence" has resulted in Central American migrants seeking out remote and dangerous crossing points along the US-Mexico border. The conditions can be extreme: below freezing in winter and above 115F in the summer. Crossings these deserts could take as long as a week and without shade or water, many migrants perish.
Alex Webb traveled to the border and documented volunteer humanitarian organizations dedicated to providing aid to migrants.