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One Way to Study Immigration: Exhume Unidentified Remains in South Texas


“You could just look out, and it was just a lot of open land with nowhere really to get shade.”

Cheneta MorrisonUniversity of Indianapolis

This June, shortly after graduating with a degree in human biology, Ms. Morrison joined a forensic crew in rural Brooks County, Tex., working to locate and exhume the remains of migrants who died after crossing the border from Mexico and were buried without identification in pauper graves. The project, she says, expanded her views of immigration.

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Photo: University of Indianapolis/Guy Housewright Music: Theme by John Gravois

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