President Donald Trump doesn’t hold back when it comes to discussing undocumented immigrants. Since announcing his presidential bid in June 2015, Trump made it clear that people crossing the US-Mexico border were criminals, gang members, and drug dealers.

But two brothers decided to educate themselves and others about the border through a trip that documented the lives of many who live there.

In March, Yonathan Moya and Jordan Moya drove the 2,000 miles from Brownsville, Texas to San Diego, California.

The trip lasted nine days and captured people’s lives on the border. The brothers shared their experience, titled “Border Perspective,” on Instagram and their site.

“We have no agenda,” Yonathan wrote on their Kickstarter page. “Only to document life on the border and learn by listening to the perspectives of the people who live there.” 

The Moya brothers traveled along the southern parts of Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and California.

The trip was made possible through donations on their Kickstarter page, which helped pay for their travel expenses and equipment.

“Who we are today is largely shaped by growing up in this region of the US,” Yonathan wrote. “But even though we grew up on the border, we realize that we don’t know everything about life on the border. As much as we wanted to share the border with others, we also wanted to learn more for ourselves.”

On their journey, the Moya brothers encountered people from all walks of life...

...like a woman who collects shoes along the border to help tell the stories of immigrants who make the dangerous journey in search of better lives...

...and a deported man who uses art to depict the stories of people migrating across treacherous land to reach the American Dream.

The Moya brothers also encountered a man who was deported for committing a crime.

“Criminals like me have to deal with the consequences of [the] bad decisions we make," Enrique said. "Unfortunately, it’s because of people like me that a lot of the hard working immigrants, even those who just want to provide for their families, get labeled as criminals.”

This Mexican man travels to the US in order to provide for his family.

Antonio proudly wears the American and Mexican flags on his jacket.

"It's a perfect representation of who I am," he told the Moya brothers. 

Farm workers also call the US-Mexico border their home.

"After the work season is over, they both return to South Texas, as this is the place they identify with their Mexican culture and heritage," the Moya brothers wrote on Instagram. 

Find more of the Moya brothers' work on their Instagram account.