Juan Luis García Hernández
is a research fellow at the Texas Tribune. He is also part of the Alfred Friendly Press Partners Fellowship program, which brings professional journalists from developing countries to U.S. news organizations. Garcia is a reporter for Sin Embargo, based in Mexico City, where he has written about everything from drug cartel activity to fracking. Last year, he covered the 72 United Nations General Assembly in New York through the Reham al-Farra fellowship, a UN journalism program. He loves chess, soccer, and dance latin music.
David Xol and his 7-year-old son, Byron, spent three days in a wooden crate on their way to the U.S. in May. After being separated from his son at the border, Xol was sent back to a remote village in the highlands of Guatemala. He has no idea when Byron is coming home. Full Story
Asylum-seekers start on the path to an illegal crossing long before they actually reach the banks of the Rio Grande, relying on advice from an informal network of well-meaning friends and often-unscrupulous smugglers. Full Story
A Salvadoran mother and her 16-year-old daughter — separated by U.S. authorities in mid-May — were finally reunited in Corpus Christi Friday. Tears dissolved into smiles as the two walked out of the Bokenkamp Children's Shelter. Full Story
Sleeping on the bridge connecting Brownsville with Mexico, a Guatemalan man says he'll wait as long as it takes to get across and find his wife and children. But federal agents stationed on the bridge have kept him and more than a dozen others from requesting asylum. Full Story