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These Pictures Show The Dangerous And Sometimes Fatal Journey Immigrant Children Make To The US

On Monday, a photograph of a dead immigrant and his 2-year-old daughter sparked outrage around the world. These pictures show the long and dangerous journey that many children endure in hopes of a better life in America.

Posted on June 27, 2019, at 3:56 p.m. ET

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People go down a ladder to avoid the border checkpoint in Ciudad Hidalgo, Mexico, on Oct. 20, 2018.

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Children cry as a group of Central American migrants surrender to US Border Patrol agents after jumping over the metal barrier separating Playas de Tijuana in Mexico from the United States, on Dec. 2, 2018.

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A migrant woman pours water on a child after crossing the Suchiate River, a natural border between Guatemala and Mexico, in Ciudad Hidalgo, Mexico, on Oct. 29, 2018.

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A child cries as he waits to apply for asylum in Mexico at a checkpoint in Ciudad Hidalgo, Mexico, on Oct. 20, 2018.

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A child takes cover as Mexican police clash with a migrant caravan on the border of Mexico and Guatemala on Oct. 19, 2018, in Ciudad Tecún Umán, Guatemala.

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A Honduran migrant pours water on a baby on the Guatemala–Mexico border bridge in Ciudad Tecún Umán, Guatemala, on Oct. 20, 2018.

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A young girl waits to apply for asylum in the United States with her mom and sister in Tijuana, Mexico, on April 25. Her mother said she wrote the information on her daughter because she feared losing track of the child if separated during the asylum application process.

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A child sleeps as members of a Central American caravan settle in for the night in an abandoned motel on Nov. 1, 2018, in Matías Romero Avendaño, Mexico.

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People cross the river from Guatemala to Mexico on Oct. 29, 2018.

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The bodies of Salvadoran migrant Óscar Alberto Martínez Ramírez and his almost 2-year-old daughter Valeria lie on the bank of the Rio Grande in Matamoros, Mexico, on June 24, after they drowned trying to cross the river to Brownsville, Texas.

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People cross the Rio Grande in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, on June 12, before turning themselves into US Border Patrol agents to claim asylum.

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A child is helped aboard a truck on the road linking Sayula de Alemán and Isla, Veracruz state, Mexico, on Nov. 3, 2018.

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A child looks out from the trailer of a truck along the Irapuato–Guadalajara highway in the Mexican state of Guanajuato on Nov. 12, 2018.

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A woman sleeps with her children nearby as they wait for a ride somewhere between Pijijiapan and Arriaga, Mexico, on Oct. 26, 2018.

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Children wait for a ride on the side of the road near Tapanatepec, Mexico, on Oct. 29, 2018.

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A girl is passed through the border line from Tijuana, Mexico, to reach the United States on Dec. 30, 2018.

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A child waits to be treated for an unknown infection on his body in Tapachula, Mexico, on June 1.

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A Guatemalan mother and baby sleep in a church shelter for migrants on May 16, in Las Cruces, New Mexico.

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Catarina Gomez Lucas, sister of 8-year-old Felipe Gomez Alonzo, who died while in custody of US Customs and Border Protection officers late last year, shows a picture of her brother outside her house in a village in Yalambojoch, Guatemala, on Dec. 28, 2018.

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