Convinced a better life awaited them in the U.S., they set out from remote Guatemalan villages. They entrusted their fate to smugglers. In the dense brush near the Rio Grande, something went terribly wrong.
By Silvia Foster-Frau and Dudley Althaus
Scarred by brutal beatings, hundreds of transgender migrants have been detained at the border, spurring ICE to create a special unit southwest of San Antonio where a drag show lightened a uniquely perilous situation.
By Silvia Foster-Frau