Persepolis Project
Updated: 2/3/2020
Persepolis Project
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  • Meet "Carlos." That's me, except that's not my real name. I can't tell you what it really is.
  • I'm only 11, but I lived with my sister and some relatives in Gua- temala for 7 years, while my mom worked for us in Atlanta. She said that one day she would bring us to the U.S. with her.
  • I miss my mom...
  • This will all be worth it in the end.
  • Until one day, robbers came and murdered the relatives I was living with. When the gun shots first went off all I thought was that there were fireworks in my neighborhood.
  • We had to leave immediately. It cost my mom $11,000 for the smuggler's fee.
  • Stay low and stay quiet!
  • But the smuggler ditched us after we crossed the Rio Grande, and Border Control caught us.
  • I was still happy because I thought we were finally going to get to see our mom...
  • What are you two doing here alone?
  • ...But we didn't. They shipped us to Texas, then New York.
  • We don't have enough room here, you'll both be sent to The Children's Village in New York.
  • Can we see our mom there?
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