Claudia Santana-Miromantes (left), 24, of Mexico City and Guadalupe Cinthia Sosa, 25, from Puebla, were apprehended while trying to cross to the U.S. from Calexico. Santana-Miromantes was trained as a journalist, but works as a hospital receptionist. The women are awaiting processing to be sent back to Mexico.
A young man, who attempted unsuccessfully to cross the border, washes up in a homeless center’s tub in Mexicali.
Border guards in Calexico check fingerprints via computer of Mexicans apprehended trying to cross the border.
An immense black metal fence, stretching for 66 miles at various points on the 2000 mile U.S. Mexico border, is attempting to keep out illegal immigrants. This section is separates Calexico from Mexicali 100 miles east of Tijuana.
The U.S. has spent billion of dollars trying to shut down the border between Mexico and the U.S. Hundreds of Border Patrol vehicles, like the fleet shown here in El Paso.
Four Mexican men, recently caught while trying to cross the border from Mexicali to Calexico, contemplate their next move in a homeless shelter on the Mexican side of the border.
Classes that prepare immigrants for U.S. citizenship are filled to capacity in many American cities, including this classroom in El Colegio Popular in Fresno, California.
Mexicans wait for hours in lines and on these benches for border passes at the U.S. Consulate in Ciudad Juarez.
The human flood across the border produces visa files that fill buildings. This woman is filing visa applications inside the U.S. Consulate in Ciudad Juarez.