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|Marili said she didn't want to send her two children across the U.S. border alone, but she was left with no other choice: the family's next immigration hearing isn't until March, the border camp they are living in is squalid, and her three-year-old daughter, Madeline, is losing weight. So last month, Marili gave her eldest, 5-year-old Josue, a backpack containing important documents and then watched them cross into a port of entry alone. 'It was the hardest decision I had to make in my life,' she said. 'But it's the position the U.S. government has put us in.'
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