TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras — Angelica Galvez set off this summer on a grueling, one-month journey to the U.S., fleeing economic hardship in violence-ridden Honduras and seeking a better life for her 6-year-old daughter.
“We traveled by train; we had to sleep on a hill and even beg for money,” she told local Catholic weekly newspaper Fides.
The young mother’s hopes were cut short, however, once she reached El Paso, Texas. She was detained on June 28 for several weeks and later deported, along with seven other women and 22 children.
For Angelica, a journey of 30 days to the U.S. ultimately led to a four-hour flight back to her home country, where drug-related conflict has ripped apart the...READ MORE