A Crime Scene at the Border

The most brutal images of immigration reflect the world we’ve made

New York Times Magazine
Jul 19 · 8 min read
Photo: Scott Olson/Getty Images

By Teju Cole

On Tuesday, June 25, Rosa Ramírez was filmed at home in San Martín, El Salvador. Ramírez stands by a doorway in a small interior. She is distraught, and her large brown eyes glisten in the glare of camera lights.

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