“Mother of exiles. From her beacon-hand glows world-wide welcome…. Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.” Emma Lazarus’ famous poem is engraved on the pedestal on which the Statue of Liberty stands. The invitation implicit in those words is so compelling that every day someone dies in the desert near the U.S.-southern border, attempting to reach the United States. Thousands of Mexicans, Central Americans and others from the larger region take the same dangerous route every year, no matter the risks, abandoning their families, homes, friends, and countries.
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