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She grew up 15 minutes from the U.S.-Mexico border. It inspired a lifetime of work.

Having grown up in San Diego, California, Kathryn Garcia is no stranger to the United States-Mexico border. She volunteered at an orphanage in Tijuana, Mexico, throughout middle- and high school, and would make the 15-minute trip to the country for leisure, as well.

But Garcia was also aware of the growing crisis at this familiar border—hundreds of thousands of people are detained each year trying to cross into the United States, and thousands of people who weren’t so lucky have died making the journey each year.

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