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Great Escape

The Neverending Cycles of Central American Refugees

Years 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.

Marta 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.