What is it to be threatened with death at the age of 14? I’m pretty sure it’s something you’ve never really been through, but it sure is what a lot of kids down in Central America go through everyday.
How many families are being separated at the border? On September 20, 2018, the government reported to the court that it had reunified or otherwise released 2,167 of the 2,551 children over 5 years of age who were separated from a parent.
What is it to leave your home at five in the morning on a Monday when your friends are getting ready to wake up for school, but you’re getting ready to leave your country? What is it to forcefully be loaded into a truck to cross the border between Mexico and the United States?
396,579 people were caught illegally crossing the border in the year ending September 30, 2018. Those are 396,579 stories of why they were attempting to cross the border for a better future.