In the sweeps of arrests that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement carried out in L.A. in early February, 161 undocumented immigrants were netted — the first significant enforcement surge of the Trump presidency. There is more to come.
Tijuana has since become the abrupt home of those and thousands of other recently deported people. Yearning to get back to their families — and with few ties to their birth country — they're unable to move on. Read staff writer Jason McGahan's cover story, “In Tijuana, the Recently Deported Are Trapped in Purgatory.”