"Migrant shelters along the Mexican border are filled not with
newcomers looking for a better life, but with seasoned crossers: older
men and women, often deportees, braving ever-greater risks to get back
to their families in the United States — the country they consider home.
"His decision to stay behind had nothing to do with newfound job
opportunities, or a belief in Mexico’s future, or even the possibility
that he wouldn’t be able to find a job in Dallas, where he once worked
as a cook. It was much more basic. He feared he wouldn’t get across...
"The undocumented immigrants had crossed the river in defiance of the law, then escaped capture by sneaking past armed patrols in the dark. They did not have the required paperwork and were ordered to leave, but the authorities suspected the immigrants would probably defy them. It is a scenario...