The Wider Image: Fleeing Honduras, family stakes its future on asylum in the U.S.
Seventeen-year old Carolina is putting on some snazzy shoes and make-up, talking excitedly to her friends on her phone, getting ready to go out for a party. The mobile home that she shares with her mother and two younger siblings in Texico, New Mexico, is hardly luxurious. But this town provides her with something that she did not have in her former home in San Pedro Sula, Honduras - safety. Here, at least, she can go out. "There are many gang members (in San Pedro Sula) and they are basically in charge, the streets are really dangerous," her mother, Orfa, said in an interview earlier this month. "I almost never went out, I stayed at home with the children." REUTERS/Loren Elliott SEARCH "ELLIOTT ORFA" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY. Matching text: USA-IMMIGRATION/FAMILY