What Life Is Like Caught in Crimmigration’s Web

How a Black trans asylum-seeker is fighting for her freedom

Tina Vasquez
ZORA

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Illustration: Carmen Deñó

“T“The only thing getting me through this is my will to survive. My head is just above water. I’m trying to get through the best that I can, but it is agonizing. Any way you cut it⁠ — mentally, physically, emotionally⁠ — this is painful,” Sza Sza quickly says into the phone, trying to…

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Tina Vasquez
ZORA

Tina Vasquez is a journalist covering immigration and reproductive injustice. Her work has appeared at Rewire.News, NPR, and the New York Review of Books.