Young and Alone: The Growing Humanitarian Crisis at the US-Mexico Border

Antonio doesn’t have a fucking clue about the “DREAM Act” or “Deferred Action,” the rosysounding programs meant to get undocumented kids legal status in the United States.

At just 10 years old, he traveled alone on the dangerous 2,000-mile migration path from his town in Guatemala to El Paso, Texas. Antonio is now stuck in a shelter in Ciudad Juárez, one of thousands of minors who are heading toward the US this year without papers, and often without any adult company. The children face fatal risks along the way and — as Antonio experienced — the threat of deportation if they make it over the border in one piece.

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