Along the US-Mexican border, migrants die nearly every day – from heat, cold or mysterious head injuries. Exposed to this reality, even local Trump voters are against the fortified border wall that Donald Trump proposes. They fear that this might cause the death rate to rise as migrants will look for even more dangerous ways of crossing. As the Border Patrol with its checkpoints, helicopters and surveillance towers increasingly controls the 100 sothernmost miles of the United States, many inhabitants move away. Others stay and help the men, women and children from Mexico and Central America.
Feature story and photo essay from the borderlands for ZEIT ONLINE, a major German newspaper.