I didn’t plan to meet Jessica Esparza every two years, but interesting changes kept happening in her life. Jessica is an undocumented immigrant, brought to the U.S. by her parents as a child. Our reunions have happened because of a broken immigration system and whipsawing political winds that first safeguarded Jessica from deportation, but now threaten to send her “home” to a country she hardly knows.
When we first met in 2013, Jessica was attending Big Bend Community College in Moses Lake, Washington. She was completing her associate’s degree and had her sights set on getting into the school’s nursing program.
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At the time, I was producing the KCTS 9 documentary, Latinos: The Changing Face of Washington. She agreed to let me profile her
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