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  • Alfonso Cordova (back row, far right) lived in the U.S. for 30 years and owned an auto repair shop in Los Angeles. Then he was deported to his native El Salvador. His stop at a shelter in Tultitlan, Mexico, is one step closer to his goal of getting back to California to be with his wife, two grown sons and his business. Evidence in Mexico shows that the number of Central Americans migrating north continues unabated and may even be surging. (Keith Dannemiller/Special to The Washington Times)

    Deported illegals persist in quest to reclaim lives in U.S. shadows

    The vast majority of undocumented Central Americans passing through Mexico are young first-timers, fleeing violence, unemployment and impoverished conditions in their home countries. But stories of seeking to reclaim a life in the shadows of U.S. law are not uncommon.

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