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Art reflects on immigration debate


For centuries, artists have reflected political and social trends using the most heated debates of the day to inspire their work. Now 24-year-old Ernesto Yerena is carrying on that tradition, crafting posters that reflect his take on the immigration debate in America. Drawing on his cross-cultural upbringing, Yerena is now fighting back against what he sees as attacks on illegal immigrants.

In this First Person account, he talks about his unique art and the arguments which help fuel it.


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