This photograph shows a teenage girl (Lulys) with long, dark hair and downcast eyes. She stands in front of a white wall with printed photographs clipped to strings. The pictures show other teenagers smiling.

Deported: An American Division

  • Rachel Woolf
ArtistRachel Woolf
MediumDigital photograph
CreditCopyright Rachel Woolf

Tuesday, May 29, 2018 in Lulys’s room at home in San Miguel Zinacantepec, Mexico. Lulys looks down as she registers for classes at her former high school in the United States. She is surrounded by photos of her friends and family from the United States. According to her mother, “She doesn’t want to lose what she has [in Michigan]. She told me, ‘Mom, I have to go.’ It’s really hurting my heart. It’s broken. But I left home when I was her age, and I’m going to support her.”