Last September, Williams Guevara left behind his family’s cramped two-bedroom home near San Salvador to travel hundreds of miles by foot, by car, and in packed mini-busses to get to the US. He was 17. He was scared, he says, but making friends along the way made it a little better.
“That was the good part. I think it was the only good part,” Guevara said.
He was apprehended by border patrol just as he crossed into Texas. He spent 24 days in federal custody before being sent to Baltimore County to be reunited with his older brother.