David's story is not unique.
“It’s very obvious that those who can get money and pay, they can cross. Those who don’t, they just languish.”
“The lesson from Europe is we can’t take that moment of compassion for granted — we have to sustain it over time in order to affect policy.”
Mexico’s Southern Border Is Now Packed With Troops Trained for the Drug War, Not a Humanitarian Crisis
“My guess is that a lot of mistakes will be committed in the process”
After paying off the police, immigration officials, and cartels, and providing food and a place to sleep, "Daniel" says he’s left with around $650 per migrant.
“Never during the 15 years that I’ve been a human rights defender have I seen the militarization [of the border].”
Puerto de Anapra is one of the poorest communities in the state of Chihuahua, dominated by the Juarez Cartel. It also backs right up to the border fence — making it the perfect spot for migrants looking to cross illegally.
Waves of migrants are still traversing Mexico to reach the United States. Even if Trump builds his wall, the immigrants say it won't stop any of them from trying to escape violence and poverty.
The Pope’s passionate appeal on behalf of migrants rounded off his six-day visit to Mexico and highlighted the plight of Central American migrants fleeing extreme violence and poverty.
Photographer Richard Misrach and Mexican composer Guillermo Galindo are turning human trash found on the US-Mexico border into instruments, giving a new identity to fragments of lost lives.