Photos by Emily Mae Czachor

The Brewing Battle Over Venice Beach’s Homeless Crisis

In one of the hippest (and priciest) places in America, homeless shelters are overcapacity and tent cities are on the rise. While many residents are eager to sweep the streets clean, one homeless artist sees a chance to build community.

He Lost Everything Trying to Reach the U.S. – and Still Has 1,000 Miles to Go

We’ve heard the horror stories of crossing the border from Mexico. But one migrant’s time dodging gangsters and riding atop freight trains reveals the perilous journey thousands take just to make it through Mexico.

Trump-Era Anti-Semitism Changed My Family – We Started Going to Synagogue

Religion was never a big part of my life. But when a JCC near my home was targeted in a bomb threat, practicing Judaism felt like a crucial act of resistance.

They Were Brought to the U.S. as Kids—Then Sent Back to a Country They Barely Know

As Trump’s wall threatens to become a reality, four Mexicans deported under Obama watch their hopes of returning slip away.

A Trip to See Her Ailing Sister. The First Visit With His Mom in Years. With a Stroke of Trump’s Pen, All Canceled.

Hundreds of thousands of Iranian citizens who live and work in the U.S. just had their world turned upside down. We talked to several about life under “The Muslim Ban.”

How Trump Seduced the White Working Class By Preying on Their Physical Pain

Can an actual ache in their bones explain why so many Rust Belt voters flocked to the New York billionaire? A coalminer’s grandson digs deep to find out.