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December 12, 2009 10:15 PM

The point where a perilous journey begins

TECUN UMAN, Guatemala | This is the first frontier for many migrants — some of them future human trafficking victims — in joining an estimated 12 million other illegal workers already living in the United States. After they are warned of the dangers that lie ahead in their journey to America, most of the migrants at a shelter in Tecun Uman, Guatemala, head out the door and walk a block to the well-trodden banks of the Suchiate River.

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