along our border with Mexico were built by unscrupulous developers
who took advantage of some of our nations poorest citizens.
Most of these communities lack basic services such as running water
and electricity and many suffer from flooding problems, health issues
and high unemployment.
There is much
to tell in terms of the legislative and policy debates, but there
are also important lessons about building communities.
Im able to tell through the lens of a camera are rarely talked
about among mainstream America. Many times the issues Ive
examined are problems not many have thought about just like the
Jaimie Chahin of Southwest Texas State University first approached
me to tell the story of the children and their families who live
in colonias, I readily accepted.