The Great Migration: Central America to Santa Cruz

The Great Migration: El Salvador To Santa Cruz

On February 14th, 2017 Homeland Security and Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raided El Salvadoran enclaves in Santa Cruz, California, terrorizing neighborhoods with flash bangs, low-flying helicopters with spotlights and armored vehicles. Following these raids I decided to explore the roots of Central American migration to Santa Cruz which began in the 1980’s as a direct result of the El Salvadoran civil war. My latest series, “The Great Migration-Central America to Santa Cruz” fictionalized the story of this migration.