Documenting a Deported Teen in Tijuana

This summer, I met a 17-year-old boy named Jay at a DIF shelter in Tijuana. He had spent 15 of his 17 years in the U.S., brought from Mexico at age 2. Working alongside KPBS reporter Amy Isackson, we recorded his story and photographed him (all except his face because the shelter administrators wouldn’t allow it).

View photos from the Tijuana youth shelter on Flickr ยป

Jay's PerchIn the CourtyardAmy Interviews JayMusicPersonal BelongingsJay's DrawingWatching TVPassing the TimeIn LimboFootball ScarScarThinking of Home

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  Gravatar ChrisN wrote @ November 16th, 2007 at 10:22 am

Story is really well done. The mix of photos (very good by the way), video, and interviews works well.

  Gravatar Marco wrote @ December 9th, 2007 at 10:00 pm

Good job, Nate…interesting story. Hopefully we can meet up some time soon….


  Gravatar Global Voices Online » Mexico: The Story of a Deported Teen wrote @ December 18th, 2007 at 9:22 pm

[…] Gibbs and reporter Amy Isackson produced a video piece about a 17-year-old boy, who was deported to Mexico, and who subsequently returned. He links to the video and accompanying photos on Flickr. Share […]

  Gravatar rosalyn wrote @ February 3rd, 2008 at 12:05 am

great story…i was sad how it cut off at the end. where can i see more?

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