The passage north: Snapshots of Central American migrants
Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter. ~Martin Luther King Jr.
EVERY DAY, hundreds — even thousands — of Central American migrants make their way north towards the United States. Hermanos en el Camino is a nonprofit organization located in Ciudad Ixtepec, Oaxaca, that advocates for migrants’ rights and provides shelter and a place to rest before the travel ahead via train. Each individual has a unique and unimaginable story, many horrifying and heartbreaking. At the Hermanos en el Camino shelter, they regain their strength and prepare for the fiercely difficult journey ahead.
[Note: The names have been changed for their protection.]