Faces of the Displaced: Portraits by John Moore of Getty Images
Getty Images photographer John Moore captured portraits of immigrants at the Hermanos en el Camino immigrant shelter in Ixtepec, Mexico. Many have hopes of coming to America for a better life or reuniting with loved ones.
Thousands of Central American migrants ride atop trains, known as ‘la bestia’, or the beast, during their long and perilous journey north through Mexico. Some of the immigrants are robbed and assaulted by gangs who control the train tops, while others fall asleep and tumble down, losing limbs or perishing under the wheels of the trains. Only a fraction of the immigrants who start the journey in Central America will traverse Mexico completely unscathed – and all this before illegally entering the United States and facing the considerable U.S. border security apparatus designed to track, detain and deport them. — Getty Images