Working at the Border: A Personal Impression

Micki Luckey
Jul 17, 2020 · 6 min read

By Micki Luckey, from an interview with Heather Appel

A portion of the border wall painted with a butterfly, a symbol of migration. Used with permission from Lili Shidlovski

Note: A July 2020 update from Melissa Flores, AOL Communications Coordinator, has been appended to the end of this blog.

The center for Al Otro Lado was a short walk from the border at Tijuana. To reach it, Heather Appel flew to San Diego and went by taxi to the San Ysidro Port of Entry. “It was shocking how…