Border Shelter

  • Mother of the Disappeared

    Mother of the Disappeared

    Ramona holds a picture of her son, Misael, 20, who disappeared when his group of four crossing through the desert were assaulted by bandits. Two of his party returned home. He and a friend have not been heard of since.

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  • Checking in

    Checking in

    A young woman checks in for the night at the San Juan Bosco shelter in Nogales.

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    Thetotal number of migrants per month last year who sought shelter at the San Juan Bosco shelter.

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  • Final step

    Final step

    A well worn shoe worn crossing the desert.

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  • Have you seen our son and brother?

    Have you seen our son and brother?

    Misael, in photo, had an argument with his father about crossing to the U.S. safely before he and his friends departed. He has not been heard from since.

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    8-year old Brian stays with his mother in the women's sleeping quarters. The room is locked for safety.

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    Ramona and Felix study the route they believe their son was taking to cross the Mexico - U.S. border. Bandits attacked his group, and he has not been heard from since.

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© S. Smith Patrick 2018