Wearing ankle monitors, and carrying manila folders and plastic bags filled with their belongings—some of the youngest of them with packages of vanilla cookies—migrant men, women, and children walk from a nearby bus station to Catholic Charities.
A group of men and young children stand outside the Catholic Charities Respite Center in McAllen, TX, waiting to be welcomed with food, showers, and a chance to “feel normal again,” as one volunteer put it.
A volunteer from Catholic Charities in McAllen, TX, carries an immigrant baby as she escorts families to a nearby bus station, where they'll travel to stay with relatives and wait until the day they can plead their case for asylum.
ABC10 correspondent Lilia Luciano teaches a young girl how to count change at a bus station in McAllen, TX. The girl's family had come to the U.S. seeking asylum, and were waiting for their bus to take them to a relative's house on the east coast.
A portrait of a Central American boy holding an injured kitten at a border town shelter in Mexico.
ABC10 correspondent Lilia Luciano laughs alongside a young South American girl who'd come to the United States seeking asylum.
A portrait of a young Central American girl at a border town shelter in Mexico.
A woman waits at a Mexican border town shelter.
A portrait of a Mexican woman at border town shelter in Mexico. Fearing violence, she fled with her family from their home, and she's decided to stay in Mexico, afraid she'll be separated from her children if she crosses the border.
A South American woman wears an ICE issued monitor around her ankle. These ankle monitors are used by ICE to track immigrants as they await their day in court to plead their case for asylum.
This is the box that comes with each person's ankle monitor, with instructions inside in Spanish and English on how to use them. The monitors are used by ICE to track immigrants as they await their day in courtto plead their case for asylum.