"Today was supposed to be the day when I bought my first airplane ticket – to Mexico. Mexico was the first leg on a long journey that ended with me going to college and becoming a resident of Canada. I had everything ready. My bags were already packed. I was planning to take off on Wednesday. ... I can't help thinking, what if I had left just a week earlier?" - Guardian, June 16, 2012.
Diego Aguilar, who has been in the US since he was eight, had his bags packed for a trip that would eventually land him in college in Canada. Photograph: guardian.co.uk