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The Flores Family

Pedro Flores spends a lot of time on buses and even more time away from his family. He has been separated from his wife, Ventura, and their six children for the past 13 years, seeing them only twice a year for short visits.

Pedro works as a meatpacker in Garden City, Kansas. The Flores's six children, five girls and one boy, live with Ventura on an impoverished ranch near Guanajuato, Mexico—1,200 miles and a hostile border away from Garden City.

"I want to see my family. Sometimes when I come home [to Mexico], I don’t feel like going back up there. But out of necessity, I have to go back."

Pedro lives as frugally as possible in a Garden City boarding house, trying to save money so that his family can legally migrate to the U.S.
Today, Pedro is on his way home from work. He hopes that when he returns, his family will come to Kansas with him.

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