A desire to better understand the immigration debate prompted photographer Charles Ommanney’s (@charlesommanney) 3,000-mile journey along the United States' border with Mexico. “Many of the people found by the Border Patrol in southern Texas are arriving after traveling for weeks across difficult terrain, having given everything they have to the ‘coyotes’ that promised them a better life in the U.S.” says Charles, who shared powerful moments from his travels through Instagram. “I found the spectacle of people realizing that the journey was over for them very depressing.”

Through “The Fence,” a three-part documentary for MSNBC (@msnbcphoto), Charles hopes people “will see the facts and be able to make up their own minds about the complexities of this subject.”

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