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What Life Is Like Caught in Crimmigration’s Web

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

“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

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.