Great EscapeThe Neverending Cycles of Central American RefugeesYears of deterrence tactics have not prevented Central American immigrants from coming to the U.S. But they have to deal with the consequences of past deportations.Maya AverbuchAug 29, 2018·19 min readMarta and Juan’s 10-year-old daughter, Ruth. They are currently living in the south of Mexico. Ruth is studying English for when she arrives in the United States. They are planning to travel north and hand themselves to U.S. authorities and ask for refugee status. All photos by Encarni Pindado.