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Heart Breaking photos of the ongoing migrant struggle

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1 A migrant mother and children rode in a freight train on their way north in Palenque, Chiapas state, Mexico. The group’s next stop will be Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz state. Mexico has deployed 6,500 National Guard members in the southern part of the country plus another 15,000 soldiers along its northern border in a bid to reduce the number of migrants traveling through its territory to reach the United States. (Marco Ugarte/Associated Press)

2 Mexican National Guard members prevented Central American migrants from crossing the Rio Bravo in Ciudad Juarez, state of Chihuahua. (Herika Martinez/AFP/Getty Images)

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3 The bodies of Salvadoran migrant Oscar Alberto Martínez Ramírez and his nearly 2-year-old daughter, Valeria, laid on the bank of the Rio Grande in Matamoros, Mexico, on June 24 after they drowned trying to cross the river to Brownsville, Texas. Martinez’s wife, Tania, told Mexican authorities she watched her husband and child disappear in the strong current. (Julia Le Duc/Associated Press)

4 Protesters held a candlelight vigil at the perimeter fence securing the Border Patrol station where lawyers reported that detained migrant children were held unbathed and hungry on June 25 in Clint, Texas. Nearly 100 children were sent back to the troubled facility after it had been cleared of 249 children just days before. (Mario Tama/Getty Images)

5 Migrants caught a ride on a freight train on their way north in Salto del Agua, Chiapas state, Mexico, on Tuesday. The group’s next stop will be Coatzacoalcos, Veracruz state. (Marco Ugarte/Associated Press)

6 A Haitian woman carried her daughter as she waited in the street next to the Mexican Commission for Migrant Assistance office to get the documents needed that would allow them to stay in Mexico. (Oliver de Ros/Associated Press)

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7 Migrants rode a freight train on their way north in Palenque, Chiapas state, Mexico. (Marco Ugarte/Associated Press)

8 Migrant families who just crossed the US border into McAllen, Texas, told a Border Patrol agent their children are sick. (Carolyn Van Houten/Washington Post )

9 People and goods flowed freely by raft across the Suchiate River between Tecun Uman, Guatemala (right) and Ciudad Hidalgo, Mexico. President Andrés Manuel López Obrador of Mexico says tightening of immigration controls has focused “more than anything” on regulating entries at its southern border. (Oliver de Ros/Associated Press)

10 Honduran migrants sat on discarded rail tracks as they waited for a train heading north in Arriaga, Mexico. Mexican authorities are reinforcing efforts to deter Central Americans and others from crossing the country to reach the United States, detaining migrants in the south and stationing National Guardsmen along the Rio Grande in the north. (Oliver de Ros/Associated Press)

11 A migrant mother and child waited for a freight train to ride on their way north in Salto del Agua, Chiapas state, Mexico. (Marco Ugarte/Associated Press)

12 Two Honduran mothers and their children waited with other migrant families in McAllen, Texas. (Carolyn Van Houten/Washington Post )

13 Migrants waited in line outside the Mexican Commission for Migrant Assistance office to get the documents needed that would allow them to stay in Mexico. (Oliver de Ros/Associated Press)

14 Minor migrants seeking asylum in the United States drew in the Juventud 2000 migrant shelter in Tijuana. (Guillermo Arias/AFP/Getty Images)

15 A young man cried as he said that if he gets sent back to Honduras, he will be killed, while sitting with other migrants inside an immigration holding cell after being removed from a bus heading north out of Comitan, Chiapas state, Mexico. (Rebecca Blackwell/Associated Press)

16 Protesters held up a photo of a detained child during a demonstration against US Customs and Border Patrol funding during a rally inside the Russell Senate Office Building Rotunda on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. (Tom Brenner/Getty Images)

17Male migrants laid down for the night on mattresses on the ground in the entry hall of the Good Shepherd shelter in Tapachula. (Rebecca Blackwell/Associated Press)

18Migrants from Haiti waited in line next to the Mexican Commission for Migrant Assistance office to get the documents needed that would allow them to stay in Mexico. (Oliver de Ros/Associated Press)

19A migrant child stood as migrants of several nationalities waited outside the Mexican National Institute of Migration in Tapachula, Chiapas State, Mexico. (Alfredo Estrella/AFP/Getty Images)


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