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Brooke Jarvis, 32
The California Sunday Magazine
In the public debate over immigration policy, the human toll of border crossings are too often faceless statistics. In “Unclaimed,” Brooke Jarvis exposes the complexities and ramifications of immigration through the story of an anonymous man, an undocumented immigrant kept alive by machines for nearly 17 years in a San Diego hospital, and the networks of immigrant families searching for their missing loved ones.
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“We talk constantly about immigration and immigration reform without enough understanding of the human lives that are involved,” says Jarvis. “I think the more we can empathize with people, instead of thinking of them as abstractions, the better off we all are.”