On the New York Times Lens blog, Getty photographer John Moore writes of his recent trips to Mexico and Arizona. In the former, he photographed recent deportees at the San Juan Bosco Shelter in Nogales. On the other side of the border, he photographed immigrants whose journeys to the U.S. ended at the Maricopa County Tent City jail in Phoenix. He writes:
The immigrants who allowed me to photograph them shared stories of a hard life. Most had come to the United States to provide for their families. But even with the challenges of crossing through the desert, being caught by immigration authorities and serving time in detention, most of the immigrants told me the same thing. They will try to come back.
See more photos and read John’s full essay on the Lens blog.
Photos by John Moore/Getty Images