Virgil Simons, 36, pets his dog while sitting outside his tent in Marion Square Park under the Marion St. Bridge on Front St. NE in Salem, Oregon on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019.
A young girl peers across the border fence into Sunland Park, New Mexico, from Ciudad Juárez, Mexico.
Attendees of a menorah lighting, hosted by the Chabab Center for Jewish Life, light candles on the first day of Hanukkah at Mirror Park in downtown Salem, Ore. on Sunday, Dec. 2, 2018. The candles were lit to show solidarity with the Jewish community in Pittsburgh.
U.S. Representative Beto O’Rourke speaks at a town hall in his hometown of El Paso, Texas at San Jacinto Plaza before walking to the courthouse to vote on the last day of primary early voting, Friday, March 2, 2018.
Houck Middle School teacher, Jessie Nejera, walks the red carpet as she is cheered on at the Salem-Keizer Education Foundation’s 22nd annual Crystal Apple Awards in Salem, Ore. on Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018.
Cathy Richardson is presented with the flag following the state funeral for her husband, Secretary of State Dennis Richardson, at the Oregon State Capitol in Salem on Wednesday, March 6, 2019.
Travis Tubbs shows the last room in his home torn up, on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018, in Jefferson. The family purchased the property last year and found it was contaminated with meth.
El Paso elementary school students hold photos of the children victims in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting at Cleveland Square Park at the March For Our Lives rally in downtown El Paso, Texas on Saturday, March 24, 2018.
Governor Kate Brown is sworn in at her inauguration at the Oregon State Capitol in Salem, Oregon on Jan. 14, 2019.
Fort Bliss troops prepare during Iron Focus, a two-week realistic training exercise that began April 23, 2015. Iron Focus is one of the largest in the nation, and one of the final steps before being deployed.
Students from South Salem High School and North Salem High School speak out against recent administration policies regarding transgender rights on the steps of The Oregon State Capitol on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018.
Portland fourth grade teacher Nichole Watson speaks before supporters from across the state marched around the Oregon State Capitol in support of public education on Monday, Feb. 18, 2019.
An El Pasoan performs a native ritual in front of the Consulate General of Mexico during a vigil for the 43 missing Ayotzinapa college students from Mexico on Nov. 21, 2014.
Yairo Herrera embraces his newlywed husband, Luke Oleander, after becoming the first same-sex couple to be married in El Paso, Texas, at the El Paso County Courthouse on June 26, 2015.