Sharon Steinmann - Photojournalist
Jesus Francisco Ordoñez of Chihuahua, Mexico, left, waits in a holding cell with other men at the Border Patrol Detention Center in Naco, Arizona in July 2004 after he was caught in the Arizona desert crossing into the United States illegally. Romero was given a rosary and Virgin of Guadalupe pendant by family in Mexico to keep him safe during his journey across the desert. He has a guaranteed construction job in Kentucky and a family to support in Mexico.
Jesus Francisco Ordoñez of Chihuahua, Mexico, left, waits in a holding cell with other men at the Border Patrol Detention Center in Naco, Arizona in July 2004 after he was caught in the Arizona desert crossing into the United States illegally. Romero was given a rosary and Virgin of Guadalupe pendant by family in Mexico to keep him safe during his journey across the desert. He has a guaranteed construction job in Kentucky and a family to support in Mexico. " We come here to work," he said, vowing to attempt to re-enter the country illegally as many times as it takes. "We don't come here to harm anyone."

Sharon Steinmann - Photojournalist

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