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Continental Drift: The United States

Continental Drift: The United States Magnum Photos Amy Pereira

CONTINENTAL DRIFT: THE UNITED STATES

In the spirit of America’s founding principles as a nation of immigrants, Sanctuary Cities act as a protective shield, standing in the way of federal efforts to pinpoint and deport people at random. On the eve of the 2016 presidential election and with a backdrop of increasing xenophobia in America, Jérôme Sessini explored these cities and witnessed a precarious balance of American ideals with a broken federal immigration system and the political Right’s efforts to dismantle it. The country that stood for centuries as a beacon of hope is closing its doors to those seeking refuge.

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