Miami, FloridaTwo days before delivering her second child, 26-year-old Rose Laure Desmornes is in a sparsely furnished house in South Florida starting to regret her decision to cross the U.S.-Mexico border.
Though it has been only two weeks since she; her longtime partner, JeanKely Dorjean, 35; and their daughter, Rocentia, 10, entered Arizona without documents, life is looking bleak in West Palm Beach compared to what they left behind in Tijuana, Mexico. The family had been sleeping on the floor of a bedroom with no mattress until a cousin gave up his bed. And the opportunities they envisioned, especially for Dorjean, who is skilled in plumbing and construction, feel increasingly elusive.
“Things are really difficult,” Desmornes says in a telephone interview. “It may