“I don’t have any family here. My family is there. They are not safe. I am the only one who is here, learning and safe.”

“It took me about two months to get here. Maybe more. I was traveling with a coyote but then he gave me to a different one and then he gave me to a different one and some more.”

Unaccompanied Minor #1

“The next day I got to el Rio Bravo. There was a small boat in the riverbank and I got on it. Before he left the coyote told me that he paid someone to take me on a boat to other side so I thought that boat was for me. I don’t know how long I stay in it but the migra found me and they took me to jail. There were many kids in jail when I got there. There was no food, no beds, no floor, nothing. It was very cold but they didn’t give me anything. We slept on the floor. I was only wearing my dirty shirt and I was shivering but they didn’t give me anything. Days later they sent me to Miami and it was better.”

Unaccompanied Minor #3