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May 20, 2010

Agua Y Comida

Byrd Baylor built an adobe house in a remote corner of the Arizona desert, just 14 miles from the border with Mexico. Her house is on an ancient arroyo, or creek bed, that Mexican migrants have used for decades to make the trip north. Byrd doesn't fear the foot traffic; she welcomes migrants with food and water and a shady spot to rest. Under Arizona's new immigration law, Byrd worries that helping migrants could get her in trouble, and marginalize people with brown skin.

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