Today, in a win for civil rights advocates, as well as tens of thousands of Texas residents, a federal judge has temporarily blocked Texas Senate Bill 4, also known as the Show Me Your Papers Bill, just days before it was set to go into effect.
Every year, tens of thousands of undocumented immigrants cross the U.S-Mexican border into South Texas and travel — often on foot — along the two major highways that lead farther north into the state and which have become major human trafficking corridors. Every year, hundreds die of thirst while making the attempt.
It was a fairly wet winter after years of prolonged drought. As a result, spring sprang with a vibrancy I haven’t seen in ages. April was pretty busy in general, but I did manage to take a few pauses every now and then to snap some photos. Below are some of those photos.
Might as well be true.