Tania Chavez, 29, from Mexico has spent nearly half her life living in south-eastern Texas, unable to travel beyond secondary US checkpoints. She cannot go to her native Mexico either as she is out of status.
Tania Chavez, 29, from Mexico, has spent nearly half her life living in southeastern Texas, unable to travel beyond secondary US checkpoints. She cannot go to her native Mexico either, because she may not be able to get back.
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Jason Margolis

The geographic area where Tania Chavez can roam, pretty much freely, before she hits a secondary US checkpoint or the border with Mexico. It's roughly 7,000 square miles, slightly smaller than the state of New Jersey. (Map by Mikaela Lefrak)

 

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