What Undocumented Immigrants Bring Across The Border

When some Americans think of illegal immigrants, they picture gang members. Drug dealers. Ruthless job stealers. Armed with hypodermic needles and Ebola, coming here to beat puppies and filch Girl Scout cookies, while toting crates of cocaine, prObama propaganda, and other satanic supplies.

Photographer Emanuele Satolli, who contributes to Time Magazine’s ?LightBox? series, captured a completely different and much more realistic image of these undocumented immigrants, though. Satolli met with some en route on their journeys to find a better life (or at least better income), and captured photos of them and the supplies they carry on these trips.

Toothbrushes. Soaps and toiletries. Scapulars and other religious items to remind them of their faith. Photos of family. Snacks to keep them going.? See these and more in Satolli’s pictures, which first appeared in Time on Jan. 30:

(Photo by Emanuele Satolli via Time)
(Photo by Emanuele Satolli via Time)

 

(Photo by Emanuele Satolli via Time)
(Photo by Emanuele Satolli via Time)

 

(Photo by Emanuele Satolli via Time)
(Photo by Emanuele Satolli via Time)
(Photo by Emanuele Satolli via Time)
(Photo by Emanuele Satolli via Time)

 

(Photo by Emanuele Satolli via Time)
(Photo by Emanuele Satolli via Time)

 

(Photo by Emanuele Satolli via Time)
(Photo by Emanuele Satolli via Time)

 

(Photo by Emanuele Satolli via Time)
(Photo by Emanuele Satolli via Time)

 

 

(Photo by Emanuele Satolli via Time)
(Photo by Emanuele Satolli via Time)

 

(Photo by Emanuele Satolli via Time)
(Photo by Emanuele Satolli via Time)

 

(Photo by Emanuele Satolli via Time)
(Photo by Emanuele Satolli via Time)

 

Tiffany Willis Clark is a fifth-generation Texan and the founder and editor-in-chief of Liberal America and AmReading.com. An unapologetic member of the Christian Left, she had a long and successful career actively working with at-risk youth, people struggling with poverty and unemployment, and disadvantaged and oppressed populations. She’s passionate about their struggles. In 2011, she made the decision to pursue her dreams and become a full-time writer. Connect with her on LinkedIn, follow her on Twitter, and like her Facebook page.