This land is your land, this land is my land
From California to the New York Island
From the Redwood Forest, to the gulf stream waters
This land was made for you and me.
As I was walking that ribbon highway
I saw below me that golden valley
This land was made for you and me. 
Immigration is the stories of migrants risking everything for a better life. : Coming to America : Oklahoma City Editorial and Documentary Photographer
Immigration is the stories of migrants risking everything for a better life.
They abandoned their homes for different reasons - better jobs, better education, better medical care, but millions had no choice. They were driven away by poverty and violence. : Coming to America : Oklahoma City Editorial and Documentary Photographer
They abandoned their homes for different reasons - better jobs, better education, better medical care, but millions had no choice. They were driven away by poverty and violence.
The promise land was an infinitely distant. For some the US is a mirage. No one knows how many people have been lost at sea, trying to cross from the Islands to the US. And people are still willing to do whatever it takes to get here. : Coming to America : Oklahoma City Editorial and Documentary Photographer
The promise land was an infinitely distant. For some the US is a mirage. No one knows how many people have been lost at sea, trying to cross from the Islands to the US. And people are still willing to do whatever it takes to get here.
"My daughter was raped and thrown overboard as she tried to get to the United States".  : Coming to America : Oklahoma City Editorial and Documentary Photographer
"My daughter was raped and thrown overboard as she tried to get to the United States".
In 2019, more than 159,000 migrants filed for asylum in the US - a
274% increase over 2008.  : Coming to America : Oklahoma City Editorial and Documentary Photographer
In 2019, more than 159,000 migrants filed for asylum in the US - a 274% increase over 2008.
President Trump still campaigns on the ideal that the southern border is a national crisis. : Coming to America : Oklahoma City Editorial and Documentary Photographer
President Trump still campaigns on the ideal that the southern border is a national crisis.
Many immigrants live in fear. : Coming to America : Oklahoma City Editorial and Documentary Photographer
Many immigrants live in fear.
But they come, hoping to find their "American Dream" where they make enough money to support their families.  : Coming to America : Oklahoma City Editorial and Documentary Photographer
But they come, hoping to find their "American Dream" where they make enough money to support their families.
"They yell at us - you are illegal! What are you doing in our country. We will deport you". : Coming to America : Oklahoma City Editorial and Documentary Photographer
"They yell at us - you are illegal! What are you doing in our country. We will deport you".
Farm workers share a room in the labor camp. Bathrooms are shared - that are dirty and not an inviting scenario for washing off the toxic pesticides they come in contact with. : Coming to America : Oklahoma City Editorial and Documentary Photographer
Farm workers share a room in the labor camp. Bathrooms are shared - that are dirty and not an inviting scenario for washing off the toxic pesticides they come in contact with.
While concerned with living conditions, most workers desperately miss their family.  : Coming to America : Oklahoma City Editorial and Documentary Photographer
While concerned with living conditions, most workers desperately miss their family.
Some workers have not seen their families in years. : Coming to America : Oklahoma City Editorial and Documentary Photographer
Some workers have not seen their families in years.
As an immigrant there are many things they are capable of doing, but they live in the shadows. : Coming to America : Oklahoma City Editorial and Documentary Photographer
As an immigrant there are many things they are capable of doing, but they live in the shadows.
Workers start their work day, before sunrise and work 12-14 hours a day.  : Coming to America : Oklahoma City Editorial and Documentary Photographer
Workers start their work day, before sunrise and work 12-14 hours a day.
"Migrating to the United States is like looking for death".  : Coming to America : Oklahoma City Editorial and Documentary Photographer
"Migrating to the United States is like looking for death".
Undocumented workers can make up to $6 an hour. Some workers with papers can make $12-16 an hour depending on how much they pick. : Coming to America : Oklahoma City Editorial and Documentary Photographer
Undocumented workers can make up to $6 an hour. Some workers with papers can make $12-16 an hour depending on how much they pick.
Workers work in fields often sprayed with chemicals that are absorbed into their skin. : Coming to America : Oklahoma City Editorial and Documentary Photographer
Workers work in fields often sprayed with chemicals that are absorbed into their skin.
During an investigation Ag-Mart announced it would stop using five of the six products that have been connected to developmental problems in lab animals. : Coming to America : Oklahoma City Editorial and Documentary Photographer
During an investigation Ag-Mart announced it would stop using five of the six products that have been connected to developmental problems in lab animals.
The firm said it was forced to use a soil fumigant because no cost-effective substitute exists. : Coming to America : Oklahoma City Editorial and Documentary Photographer
The firm said it was forced to use a soil fumigant because no cost-effective substitute exists.
But farm-workers advocates have raised concerns about the possible dangers to workers, especially pregnant women : Coming to America : Oklahoma City Editorial and Documentary Photographer
But farm-workers advocates have raised concerns about the possible dangers to workers, especially pregnant women
Carlos "Carlitos" Herrera was born without arms or legs because of the misuse of pesticides. : Coming to America : Oklahoma City Editorial and Documentary Photographer
Carlos "Carlitos" Herrera was born without arms or legs because of the misuse of pesticides.
Florida laws require that farm operations keep track of what chemicals were sprayed, there is no law requiring the companies to keep track of where the workers were during spraying. : Coming to America : Oklahoma City Editorial and Documentary Photographer
Florida laws require that farm operations keep track of what chemicals were sprayed, there is no law requiring the companies to keep track of where the workers were during spraying.
A flag marks the spot where several farm workers were killed traveling to farms. : Coming to America : Oklahoma City Editorial and Documentary Photographer
A flag marks the spot where several farm workers were killed traveling to farms.
"I feel this is my home! My children's home. And I am here because home is always worth fighting for." : Coming to America : Oklahoma City Editorial and Documentary Photographer
"I feel this is my home! My children's home. And I am here because home is always worth fighting for."
Protesters demand that permanent residency be made available for thousands of immigrants who fled to the United States escaping war and poverty.  : Coming to America : Oklahoma City Editorial and Documentary Photographer
Protesters demand that permanent residency be made available for thousands of immigrants who fled to the United States escaping war and poverty.
"I'm here for the 2 million kids who are like me, who want their parents to get residency, so we can stay together".  : Coming to America : Oklahoma City Editorial and Documentary Photographer
"I'm here for the 2 million kids who are like me, who want their parents to get residency, so we can stay together".
"We want to be a normal family again". : Coming to America : Oklahoma City Editorial and Documentary Photographer
"We want to be a normal family again".
"I have dreams... : Coming to America : Oklahoma City Editorial and Documentary Photographer
"I have dreams...
...and I need my parents here to help me with those dreams." : Coming to America : Oklahoma City Editorial and Documentary Photographer
...and I need my parents here to help me with those dreams."
Japanese Americans, who were imprisoned at relocation camps during WWII, protest housing undocumented children  at Fort Sill, OK. Fort Sill held about 700 people in tents. More than 100,000 members of the Japanese American community were rounded up.  : Coming to America : Oklahoma City Editorial and Documentary Photographer
Japanese Americans, who were imprisoned at relocation camps during WWII, protest housing undocumented children at Fort Sill, OK. Fort Sill held about 700 people in tents. More than 100,000 members of the Japanese American community were rounded up.
Paul Tomita, holding his camp ID card, protests the government plans to house 1,400 children without their parents at the Army base.  : Coming to America : Oklahoma City Editorial and Documentary Photographer
Paul Tomita, holding his camp ID card, protests the government plans to house 1,400 children without their parents at the Army base.
Hundreds of Apache, including Geronimo, were held at Fort Sill, after they became Prisoners of War. Geronimo demanded that families be held together. : Coming to America : Oklahoma City Editorial and Documentary Photographer
Hundreds of Apache, including Geronimo, were held at Fort Sill, after they became Prisoners of War. Geronimo demanded that families be held together.
Protesters yelled "No more concentration camps". Many felt there were far too many unsettling parallels between past and present.  : Coming to America : Oklahoma City Editorial and Documentary Photographer
Protesters yelled "No more concentration camps". Many felt there were far too many unsettling parallels between past and present.