For Bon Appétit I returned to Matamoros and the camp where some 2000 asylum seekers wait for their cases to be heard in the U.S. This camp is unprecedented. It used to be that asylum seekers lived and often worked in the U.S. while their cases were pending in immigration court. Under a relatively new policy, people asserting their international right to claim asylum can be forced to wait in Mexico.
Food, as we all know, is about much more than sustenance. It is dignity, caring for families and, as I witnessed at the camp, ingenuity. Please find the piece here.
Images from BA’s IG/photos by Verónica Cárdenas