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An Immigrant Way Station on the Border

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An Immigrant Way Station on the Border

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An Immigrant Way Station on the Border

An Immigrant Way Station on the Border

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The agency in charge of protecting U.S. borders has said that in the past 11 months, a record 415 people have died attempting to cross the border illegally from Mexico. At least 37 of those have died this year near the Mexican town of Nuevo Laredo across from Laredo, Texas.

But despite the dangers, would-be immigrants from Central America and Mexico keep trying. For some, the last stop on the way is a hostel that houses up to 100 people a night, run by the Catholic Church in Nuevo Laredo.

The hostel is commonly used as a spot to rest before making the final leg of the treacherous journey north over the Rio Grande River.