Alaska Immigration Justice Project's Portraits
The Alaska Immigration Justice Project’s “Portraits” gives voice to Alaskan families forced to live in the shadows of our community. “Portraits” puts a human face on the immigration debate as it is unfolding in our community and our state where immigrants comprise over ten percent of our population. “Portraits” documents the lives of these families, their contributions to our community, and the impact of the fear of deportation and separation on the U.S. citizen children growing up in this situation. “Portraits” is a partnership between the Alaska Immigration Justice Project, the Alaska Humanities Forum Leadership Anchorage, and the University of Alaska Anchorage. The project is funded in part by a grant from the Center for Community Engagement and Learning at the University of Alaska Anchorage.