When families with young children escape the perils of economic hardship and gangster-dominated neighborhoods in Latin America to make their way to the American border, their chances for a better life are just within reach.
Most of them aim to connect with their family members and loved ones already living in the United States.
A costly and overly bureaucratic process awaits them if they follow all the rules and wait years. Alternatively, a short but dangerous journey across deserts and rivers, led by a high-pricedcoyote, grants them immediate access, but condemns them to illegal status in the country.
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