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Texas-Mexico Border 2017

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Patricia Esquivel and her daughter, Yarely Arellano, walk through the predawn darkness of the Mexican city of Juarez. They are on their way to the U.S. border, where Arellano will cross into El Paso, Texas, to study at the Lydia Paterson Institute, a United Methodist sponsored high school. Arellano makes the journey every school day, and most days her mother accompanies her to the border for safety. Arellano was born in the United States, and is thus a U.S. citizen, but her mother, a Mexican national, was later deported and is not allowed to reenter the U.S.