Cindy Carcamo

Cindy Carcamo covers immigration issues for the Los Angeles Times. Previously, she was Arizona bureau chief and a national correspondent for The Times, focusing on border and immigration issues in the Southwest. A Los Angeles native, she has reported in Argentina and Mexico during her time as an Inter American Press Assn. scholar and as a reporter for the Orange County Register. She’s also reported from Guatemala and Honduras where her coverage was part of a team Overseas Press Club Award. She is also the recipient of the French-American Foundation's 2012 Immigration Journalism Award and was a finalist for the 2012 PEN Center USA Literary Award in Journalism and 2011 Livingston Award.
En la frontera con México, un cuaderno es la clave para el ingreso de los solicitantes de asilo a EE.UU.

La libreta contiene casi 2,000 nombres de extranjeros que esperan asilo en Estados Unidos.

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For many waiting in Tijuana, a mysterious notebook is the key to seeking asylum

At the U.S.-Mexico border in Tijuana, the notebook is everything to asylum seekers. Passed from one guardian to another, it keeps track of who's next in line, creating an unofficial system that not all find fair. "This is just destined to create more tension and trauma," an immigrant advocate says.