Not long ago, violence related to Mexico's drug cartels devastated Ciudad Juárez, a city on the Texas-Mexico border. Now, violence is down and residents are trying to help the children left behind by it.
The US-Mexico border is an unforgiving place, where weather can shift quickly from blazing heat to freezing nights. And even those trying to cross into the US illegally will call 911 when they are scared, suffering and need help.
Mexico is becoming a destination for Central American migrants who apply for “humanitarian” visas to avoid deportation and secure employment. But the promise of higher-paid work in the US remains a powerful lure.
After weeks of travel across Mexico by bus, freight train and foot, more than 150 migrants from Central America — part of a caravan that has gained international attention — await their turn to apply for asylum at the Southern US border. Just how does the process work?