The Wider Image: U.S. government funds free rides from Mexico for migrants
Migrant from Honduras, Patricia Acosta, 36, embraces her son Adalberto Acosta, 13, inside a bus, after they were sent by the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to Mexico from the U.S. under the Migrant Protection Protocols (MPP), in Tijuana, Mexico, July 21, 2019. Acosta's husband and her youngest daughter managed to stay in the United States. "It was a family dream to cross and stay in the U.S. so my kids could escape violence back in Honduras and get a better education," Acosta said. "Now, I'm separated from the rest of my family and I'm stuck in a country that I don't know anyone... In the cooler (detention center) they treated us very cruelly, we didn't have a place to go to the toilet.. the verbal insults we received from the officers were horrendous." REUTERS/Carlos Jasso SEARCH "MPP CLAIM" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.