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Jordi Ruiz Cirera

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At eight years old, Santos already knows how the US–Mexico border works: “Some people might be locked up, and others might not.”
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If 16-year-old Cristhian can enter the United States, it will be the first time he has ever crossed a border. Targeted by gangs in his Mexican hometown, he dreams of the safety he might find on the other side.
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Hemer dreams of making art and skateboarding—simple pleasures that felt out of reach in his native Honduras. Even if he is turned away from the United States, the 14-year-old says, “at least I would have tried.”
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All 13-year-old Amayrani wants is to be able to study, learn English—and leave the migrant camp in Tijuana, where she waits with her mom and siblings for a chance to enter the United States.
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The Trump administration is doing everything in its power to keep Mexican and Central American migrants from crossing into the United States. In December 2018, filmmaker Jordi Ruiz Cirera traveled to Tijuana, Mexico, and asked four migrant children to imagine the life that may await them on the other side of the border. Their responses stand in sharp contrast to political rhetoric and the harsh circumstances that brought them here in the first place.
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All 13-year-old Amayrani wants is to be able to study, learn English—and leave the migrant camp in Tijuana, Mexico.
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An interview with Jordi Ruiz Cirera, creator of the documentary series Looking Across the Border, about what it was like to interview migrant children in Tijuana.
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