17th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Javi y su Mama
Javi, who suffers from down syndrome, hugs his mother Maria Lucia Cardinas in the Benito Juraez shelter in Tijuana, Mexico. They left Honduras after Maria’s two brothers were murdered and their house was burned down. Maria and Javi were allowed entry into the U.S. while their asylum case is under review. They received support from the Minority Humanitarian Foundation and currently reside in San Diego, California.
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