STASH

In Texas' Rio Grande Valley, undocumented migrants are crammed into deplorable conditions in abandoned stash houses in Texas during their last stopover on the long journey to the interior of the United States. After they settle their debts with their smugglers, they will be led North past the checkpoints to the interior of the US where they can travel freely on their own. The vulnerable population often faces abuse, neglect, rape and extortion during these first nights on American Soil. This is a rare peak into the physical spaces where humans are held and trafficked in the United States.  [Rio Grande Valley, USA]