a facility which houses detained illegal immigrants
translation for "the Bus of Tears"
a dangerous immigration checkpoint
translation for "the North," which indicates Mexico and then the U.S. for Central Americans
a member of a group of criminals who commit brutal crimes against migrants
a group associated with the Instituto Nacional de Migración that rescues Central American migrants in Mexico
someone who solicits rides from strangers
a bureau of the U.S. Department of Justice that regulates the admission of foreign-born persons entering the United States of America
translation for "boss, manager"
translation for "the beast," referring to the Mexican state of Chiapas
a colloquial name for the officers of the Mexican Border Patrol
one of the many gangs that intimidates migrants on top of the trains headed north
a person who travels to find work or to relocate
units of Mexican currency
someone who is paid to help migrants cross the border
a law enforcement agency with the INS that prevents illegal entrance into the United States