Thousands of immigrants have lately been seeking asylum the United States. Most of them come from Haiti. Parents and kids cross Rio Grande, to US border from Mexico.
Barefeet, holding quite a few belongings and bringing bags full of hope as the sun rays bright, adults and little ones attempt to escape misery and distress. Their objective? Waking up from the nightmare in their Caribbean homeland and start living a dream. “Just do it!” seems to be their slogan while Barbies and Nike trainers, both American symbols make part of their hard journey.
This image taken by Fernando Llano, photographer for Associated Press in Mexico City exemplifies clearly what immigration is all about. Ups and down, or better down and ups. These kids and their parents now traversing difficult times and going down to enter the river affirmed they will not be deterred by US wanting to send them back.
Cover picture: ©Fernando Llano/AP