An Immigrant's Dream for a Better Life

Going behind the numbers and beyond the political debate, Mark Abramson got close to a young immigrant whose parents took her to California despite not having proper authorization.

“That’s a great way to start the conversation, but it becomes the theater of politics,” said Mark Abramson, a photographer who has been documenting Blanca and her family since 2013. “The children start to be seen as lone wolves, but what about the parents that brought them here? I wanted to do a project that encompassed the students in an intimate way, but also the parents, since I don’t think that was being addressed.”