Where Immigrant Bodies Go After They Die

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Photo by Cary Conover

These days, a swath of funeral homes in New York and New Jersey has carved out a niche within what is already a niche market: helping disconsolate and often confused immigrant families make their way through the complex procedures that govern these shipments.

One such place is Piro Funeral Home in Fort Greene, Brooklyn where here Ahmet Tosun stands beside a casket that he's about to deliver to JFK airport.

A day in the life of Ehran Yildirim, perhaps the most amiable death consultant on this side of the Atlantic. More on Yildirim and his funeral home here.

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