My project documents families separated by immigration status who meet on both sides of the border fence at Friendship Park, the only federally established binational meeting place along the 2,000-mile border dividing the United States and Mexico. I examine these border interactions at a time of rising xenophobic political climate. In the US, presidential candidate Donald Trump is campaigning on the promise to build an Iron Curtain to “make America secure again”. As a result of this ultra nationalistic rhetoric and the media’s negative portrayal, immigrants are often conceived of as a fundamental threat to American identity. My aim is to reveal the human side of immigration and to challenge popular assumptions and dominant media discourses. My photographs confront the viewer with a different reality. Families are shattered by immigration enforcement. Immigrants are casualties of a broken immigration system. My goal is to provoke thought and inspire social justice.