Young migrants from Central America held at the US Customs and Border Protection (CPB) Nogales Placement Center in Nogales, Arizona, on June 18, 2014. US officials provided media tours of two locations in Brownsville, Texas, and Nogales, that have been ce

Young migrants from Central America are held at the US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Nogales Placement Center in Nogales, Arizona, on June 18, 2014. US officials provided media tours of two locations in Brownsville, Texas, and Nogales, that have been central to processing the more than 47,000 unaccompanied children who have entered the country without authorization since October 1, 2013.

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The church room where Central American migrants slept during the early  days of the sanctuary movement.

The room inside the Southside Presbyterian Church in Tucson, Arizona, where Central American migrants slept during the early days of the 1980s sanctuary movement.

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Jude Joffe-Block

Patricia Barceló in 1985 after she arrived in Tucson from Guatemala.

Patricia Barceló was 12-years-old when she came to Tucson in 1985 from Guatemala. She says the sanctuary movement saved her life.

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Patricia Barceló at Southside Presbyterian Church

Patricia Barceló, 40, at the Southside Presbyterian Church in Tucson, Arizona where she first came as a 12-year-old migrant from Guatemala.

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Jude Joffe-Block

Patricia Barceló was one of the many migrants who escaped from Central America in the 1980s. She sought protection from deportation at a church in Arizona. “I have that sense of guilt that not everybody in my country got out," says Barceló. "They didn’t h

Patricia Barceló was one of the many migrants who escaped from Central America in the 1980s. She sought protection from deportation at a church in Arizona. “I have that sense of guilt that not everybody in my country got out," says Barceló. "They didn’t have the same chance that I did. I think the kids that are coming up right now are just asking for an opportunity to survive to have a home, and have a safe home."

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Jude Joffe-Block

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