Surge in family Migration Leaving Void in Rural Guatemalan Schools, Communities

The desk of Baldemar García sits empty in the back of the classroom of the primary school of Bulej. Baldemar left his community, along with his father, the previous week. Photo by Simone Dalmasso.

Chairs pile up in the classrooms of villages where debt cycles and tougher immigration enforcement mean a new migration trend: parents traveling with younger children.

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