Letter From the Border: New Crisis is the Old Crisis
The title is the title from an article in The Intercept about how it works with what we call illegal immigrants into the US. If you read the article you will see that the label refugee makes a lot more sense for many.
A few nights ago, Ana crossed illegally into the United States from Guatemala. Her husband paid a coyote $4,000 dollars to smuggle Ana and their son through the lowland jungles of southern Mexico, up the San Pedro river to the Texas border. “A gang was after us,” Ana says in a daze, digging her knuckles into her cheeks to stay awake. She and her child were just released from a 48-hour stay at a detention center where it was too cold to sleep.