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Selvin Allende is worn out. With his 1-year-old daughter on his shoulders and his pregnant wife beside him, he crossed the Rio Grande from the Mexican city of Piedras Negras into Eagle Pass, Texas — a dangerous journey that thousands of migrants undertake every year seeking a better future.

“I was afraid for my daughter in the river. I feel tired — defeated — but with the dream of working if the immigration services listen to us with their hearts,” says the 30-year-old Guatemalan.

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