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Girl's solo journey to US border shows risks parents take

 

March 24, 2021



MISSION, Texas (AP) — The Honduran girl, 7 years old and surrounded by strangers in the pre-dawn darkness, was determined to keep pace with the other migrants headed for the U.S. border.

Her father, she told an Associated Press journalist, had traveled with her by bus for 22 days across Mexico. Then, he went back to their homeland -- but not before he placed her in the hands of a young man who was to help her cross the river into Texas.

"He just said to go on my own and take care of myself," she said.

What happened to the man who was to be her guide is unclear, but the pony-tailed girl m...



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