Entwined by history, geography and culture, Nogales, in Sonora, Mexico, and Nogales, Arizona, are the gateway towns to what marketers like to call the Sun Corridor.

To deported migrants, though, Nogales is a dark and disturbing place – an exit, not an entry.

Department of Homeland Security buses arrive each day and disgorge undocumented immigrants who walk through a cage-like structure from the US to Mexico, where authorities arrange trips home, whether elsewhere in the country or, often, to Central America.

While they wait, many head to shelters run by the Kino Border Initiative to receive food, clothing and comfort.

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