CIUDAD JUAREZ, CHIHUAHUA- Oct. 28, 2015: The moon sets during the early hours of the morning in the Colonia Alta Vista neighborhood of Ciudad Juarez. Miguel Gutierrez Jr. /KUT News.
       
     
 CIUDAD JUAREZ, CHIHUAHUA- Oct. 28, 2015: Arlet Burciaga's home is located in the Colonia Alta Vista neighborhood of Ciudad Juarez. Miguel Gutierrez Jr. /KUT News.
       
     
 CIUDAD JUAREZ, CHIHUAHUA- Oct. 28, 2015: Arlet Burciaga at her home in Ciudad Juarez. Shortly, Arlet will begin her journey to attend school in El Paso, Texas. Miguel Gutierrez Jr. /KUT News.
       
     
 CIUDAD JUAREZ, CHIHUAHUA- Oct. 28, 2015: Arlet's trophy sits in a cupboard in her home. Arlet is a high school student at the Lydia Patterson Institute in El Paso, Texas. Miguel Gutierrez Jr. /KUT News.
       
     
 CIUDAD JUAREZ, CHIHUAHUA- Oct. 28, 2015: Arlet's mother, Martha, counts change so that Arlet can cross the international bridge into El Paso. Martha recently arrived home from an overnight shift at a maquiladora where she earns $45 a week. Miguel Gutierrez Jr. /KUT News.
       
     
 CIUDAD JUAREZ, CHIHUAHUA- Oct. 28, 2015: As the day begins to break, Arlet walks towards her bus stop on Calle Rio Bravo. Miguel Gutierrez Jr. /KUT News.
       
     
 CIUDAD JUAREZ, CHIHUAHUA- Oct. 28, 2015: A bus approaches on Calle Rio Bravo, en route to the international bridge in Ciudad Juarez. Arlet will board this bus on her trip to El Paso, Texas. Miguel Gutierrez Jr. /KUT News.
       
     
 CIUDAD JUAREZ, CHIHUAHUA- Oct. 28, 2015: After a short wait, Arlet rides a bus towards the international bridge in Ciudad Juarez. "I don't think it's pretty normal," Arlet says. Miguel Gutierrez Jr. /KUT News.
       
     
 CIUDAD JUAREZ, CHIHUAHUA- Oct. 28, 2015: Arlet stands near Boulevard Ing Bernardo Norzagaray, as the international bridge rises into the United States in the background. "I think it's [a] big deal to cross the bridge every day. It's [a] big experience because every day you never know what is going to happen in the bridge or during the walk to your house." Miguel Gutierrez Jr. /KUT News.
       
     
 CIUDAD JUAREZ, CHIHUAHUA- Oct. 28, 2015: A crowd forms in the early morning at the Puente Internacional Paso del Norte in Ciudad Juarez. Miguel Gutierrez Jr. /KUT News.
       
     
 CIUDAD JUAREZ, CHIHUAHUA- Oct. 28, 2015: Arlet pays a 4 peso toll in order to exit Mexico and enter the international bridge towards Texas. "Today, there is a lot of line," Arlet says. Miguel Gutierrez Jr. /KUT News.
       
     
 CIUDAD JUAREZ, CHIHUAHUA- Oct. 28, 2015: A view to the east of the Rio Grande from the international bridge in Ciudad Juarez. Miguel Gutierrez Jr. /KUT News.
       
     
 EL PASO, TEXAS- Oct. 28, 2015: A U.S. Customs and Border Protection checkpoint. Miguel Gutierrez Jr. /KUT News.
       
     
 EL PASO, TEXAS- Oct. 28, 2015: Arlet waits in line to present her passport and visa to a U.S. immigration officer at a border checkpoint in El Paso. Miguel Gutierrez Jr. /KUT News.
       
     
 EL PASO, TEXAS- Oct. 28, 2015: Students from the Lydia Patterson Institute walk ahead of Arlet in El Paso, Texas. Like Arlet, these students also make the trip from Ciudad Juarez to El Paso. Seventy percent of the 435 students at the institute cross into El Paso daily. Miguel Gutierrez Jr. /KUT News.
       
     
 EL PASO, TEXAS- Oct. 28, 2015: Once at school, Arlet helps herself to breakfast at the school cafeteria. Students are provided with a breakfast and lunch. Miguel Gutierrez Jr. /KUT News.
       
     
 EL PASO, TEXAS- Oct. 28, 2015: Arlet holds her passport and visa. These documents allow her to cross into the United States and study in El Paso. Miguel Gutierrez Jr. /KUT News.
       
     
 EL PASO, TEXAS- Oct. 28, 2015: After breakfast, Arlet sits in her first period class, and looks over class materials. Her first class today is English. Miguel Gutierrez Jr. /KUT News.
       
     
 EL PASO, TEXAS- Oct. 28, 2015: Students work for their scholarships by helping with chores at the end of the day. Arlet and her classmates prepare to clean tables in the cafeteria. Miguel Gutierrez Jr. /KUT News.
       
     
 EL PASO, TEXAS- Oct. 28, 2015: After a day of classes, Arlet and fellow classmates walk towards the Paso Del Norte International Bridge in El Paso. Arlet has made the commute, twice a day, for three years. She is tired, but she knows it is worth the effort. Miguel Gutierrez Jr. /KUT News.
       
     
 EL PASO, TEXAS- Oct. 28, 2015: Arlet approaches the Paso Del Norte International Bridge in El Paso, and will soon return to Ciudad Juarez. Tomorrow, she will begin the trip again. "I think it is a blessing of God to my life because it gave me an opportunity to learn a new culture, the American culture, to [have] new experiences in my life," Arlet says. Miguel Gutierrez Jr. /KUT News.
       
     
 CIUDAD JUAREZ, CHIHUAHUA- Oct. 28, 2015: The moon sets during the early hours of the morning in the Colonia Alta Vista neighborhood of Ciudad Juarez. Miguel Gutierrez Jr. /KUT News.
       
     

CIUDAD JUAREZ, CHIHUAHUA- Oct. 28, 2015: The moon sets during the early hours of the morning in the Colonia Alta Vista neighborhood of Ciudad Juarez. Miguel Gutierrez Jr. /KUT News.

 CIUDAD JUAREZ, CHIHUAHUA- Oct. 28, 2015: Arlet Burciaga's home is located in the Colonia Alta Vista neighborhood of Ciudad Juarez. Miguel Gutierrez Jr. /KUT News.
       
     

CIUDAD JUAREZ, CHIHUAHUA- Oct. 28, 2015: Arlet Burciaga's home is located in the Colonia Alta Vista neighborhood of Ciudad Juarez. Miguel Gutierrez Jr. /KUT News.

 CIUDAD JUAREZ, CHIHUAHUA- Oct. 28, 2015: Arlet Burciaga at her home in Ciudad Juarez. Shortly, Arlet will begin her journey to attend school in El Paso, Texas. Miguel Gutierrez Jr. /KUT News.
       
     

CIUDAD JUAREZ, CHIHUAHUA- Oct. 28, 2015: Arlet Burciaga at her home in Ciudad Juarez. Shortly, Arlet will begin her journey to attend school in El Paso, Texas. Miguel Gutierrez Jr. /KUT News.

 CIUDAD JUAREZ, CHIHUAHUA- Oct. 28, 2015: Arlet's trophy sits in a cupboard in her home. Arlet is a high school student at the Lydia Patterson Institute in El Paso, Texas. Miguel Gutierrez Jr. /KUT News.
       
     

CIUDAD JUAREZ, CHIHUAHUA- Oct. 28, 2015: Arlet's trophy sits in a cupboard in her home. Arlet is a high school student at the Lydia Patterson Institute in El Paso, Texas. Miguel Gutierrez Jr. /KUT News.

 CIUDAD JUAREZ, CHIHUAHUA- Oct. 28, 2015: Arlet's mother, Martha, counts change so that Arlet can cross the international bridge into El Paso. Martha recently arrived home from an overnight shift at a maquiladora where she earns $45 a week. Miguel Gutierrez Jr. /KUT News.
       
     

CIUDAD JUAREZ, CHIHUAHUA- Oct. 28, 2015: Arlet's mother, Martha, counts change so that Arlet can cross the international bridge into El Paso. Martha recently arrived home from an overnight shift at a maquiladora where she earns $45 a week. Miguel Gutierrez Jr. /KUT News.

 CIUDAD JUAREZ, CHIHUAHUA- Oct. 28, 2015: As the day begins to break, Arlet walks towards her bus stop on Calle Rio Bravo. Miguel Gutierrez Jr. /KUT News.
       
     

CIUDAD JUAREZ, CHIHUAHUA- Oct. 28, 2015: As the day begins to break, Arlet walks towards her bus stop on Calle Rio Bravo. Miguel Gutierrez Jr. /KUT News.

 CIUDAD JUAREZ, CHIHUAHUA- Oct. 28, 2015: A bus approaches on Calle Rio Bravo, en route to the international bridge in Ciudad Juarez. Arlet will board this bus on her trip to El Paso, Texas. Miguel Gutierrez Jr. /KUT News.
       
     

CIUDAD JUAREZ, CHIHUAHUA- Oct. 28, 2015: A bus approaches on Calle Rio Bravo, en route to the international bridge in Ciudad Juarez. Arlet will board this bus on her trip to El Paso, Texas. Miguel Gutierrez Jr. /KUT News.

 CIUDAD JUAREZ, CHIHUAHUA- Oct. 28, 2015: After a short wait, Arlet rides a bus towards the international bridge in Ciudad Juarez. "I don't think it's pretty normal," Arlet says. Miguel Gutierrez Jr. /KUT News.
       
     

CIUDAD JUAREZ, CHIHUAHUA- Oct. 28, 2015: After a short wait, Arlet rides a bus towards the international bridge in Ciudad Juarez. "I don't think it's pretty normal," Arlet says. Miguel Gutierrez Jr. /KUT News.

 CIUDAD JUAREZ, CHIHUAHUA- Oct. 28, 2015: Arlet stands near Boulevard Ing Bernardo Norzagaray, as the international bridge rises into the United States in the background. "I think it's [a] big deal to cross the bridge every day. It's [a] big experience because every day you never know what is going to happen in the bridge or during the walk to your house." Miguel Gutierrez Jr. /KUT News.
       
     

CIUDAD JUAREZ, CHIHUAHUA- Oct. 28, 2015: Arlet stands near Boulevard Ing Bernardo Norzagaray, as the international bridge rises into the United States in the background. "I think it's [a] big deal to cross the bridge every day. It's [a] big experience because every day you never know what is going to happen in the bridge or during the walk to your house." Miguel Gutierrez Jr. /KUT News.

 CIUDAD JUAREZ, CHIHUAHUA- Oct. 28, 2015: A crowd forms in the early morning at the Puente Internacional Paso del Norte in Ciudad Juarez. Miguel Gutierrez Jr. /KUT News.
       
     

CIUDAD JUAREZ, CHIHUAHUA- Oct. 28, 2015: A crowd forms in the early morning at the Puente Internacional Paso del Norte in Ciudad Juarez. Miguel Gutierrez Jr. /KUT News.

 CIUDAD JUAREZ, CHIHUAHUA- Oct. 28, 2015: Arlet pays a 4 peso toll in order to exit Mexico and enter the international bridge towards Texas. "Today, there is a lot of line," Arlet says. Miguel Gutierrez Jr. /KUT News.
       
     

CIUDAD JUAREZ, CHIHUAHUA- Oct. 28, 2015: Arlet pays a 4 peso toll in order to exit Mexico and enter the international bridge towards Texas. "Today, there is a lot of line," Arlet says. Miguel Gutierrez Jr. /KUT News.

 CIUDAD JUAREZ, CHIHUAHUA- Oct. 28, 2015: A view to the east of the Rio Grande from the international bridge in Ciudad Juarez. Miguel Gutierrez Jr. /KUT News.
       
     

CIUDAD JUAREZ, CHIHUAHUA- Oct. 28, 2015: A view to the east of the Rio Grande from the international bridge in Ciudad Juarez. Miguel Gutierrez Jr. /KUT News.

 EL PASO, TEXAS- Oct. 28, 2015: A U.S. Customs and Border Protection checkpoint. Miguel Gutierrez Jr. /KUT News.
       
     

EL PASO, TEXAS- Oct. 28, 2015: A U.S. Customs and Border Protection checkpoint. Miguel Gutierrez Jr. /KUT News.

 EL PASO, TEXAS- Oct. 28, 2015: Arlet waits in line to present her passport and visa to a U.S. immigration officer at a border checkpoint in El Paso. Miguel Gutierrez Jr. /KUT News.
       
     

EL PASO, TEXAS- Oct. 28, 2015: Arlet waits in line to present her passport and visa to a U.S. immigration officer at a border checkpoint in El Paso. Miguel Gutierrez Jr. /KUT News.

 EL PASO, TEXAS- Oct. 28, 2015: Students from the Lydia Patterson Institute walk ahead of Arlet in El Paso, Texas. Like Arlet, these students also make the trip from Ciudad Juarez to El Paso. Seventy percent of the 435 students at the institute cross into El Paso daily. Miguel Gutierrez Jr. /KUT News.
       
     

EL PASO, TEXAS- Oct. 28, 2015: Students from the Lydia Patterson Institute walk ahead of Arlet in El Paso, Texas. Like Arlet, these students also make the trip from Ciudad Juarez to El Paso. Seventy percent of the 435 students at the institute cross into El Paso daily. Miguel Gutierrez Jr. /KUT News.

 EL PASO, TEXAS- Oct. 28, 2015: Once at school, Arlet helps herself to breakfast at the school cafeteria. Students are provided with a breakfast and lunch. Miguel Gutierrez Jr. /KUT News.
       
     

EL PASO, TEXAS- Oct. 28, 2015: Once at school, Arlet helps herself to breakfast at the school cafeteria. Students are provided with a breakfast and lunch. Miguel Gutierrez Jr. /KUT News.

 EL PASO, TEXAS- Oct. 28, 2015: Arlet holds her passport and visa. These documents allow her to cross into the United States and study in El Paso. Miguel Gutierrez Jr. /KUT News.
       
     

EL PASO, TEXAS- Oct. 28, 2015: Arlet holds her passport and visa. These documents allow her to cross into the United States and study in El Paso. Miguel Gutierrez Jr. /KUT News.

 EL PASO, TEXAS- Oct. 28, 2015: After breakfast, Arlet sits in her first period class, and looks over class materials. Her first class today is English. Miguel Gutierrez Jr. /KUT News.
       
     

EL PASO, TEXAS- Oct. 28, 2015: After breakfast, Arlet sits in her first period class, and looks over class materials. Her first class today is English. Miguel Gutierrez Jr. /KUT News.

 EL PASO, TEXAS- Oct. 28, 2015: Students work for their scholarships by helping with chores at the end of the day. Arlet and her classmates prepare to clean tables in the cafeteria. Miguel Gutierrez Jr. /KUT News.
       
     

EL PASO, TEXAS- Oct. 28, 2015: Students work for their scholarships by helping with chores at the end of the day. Arlet and her classmates prepare to clean tables in the cafeteria. Miguel Gutierrez Jr. /KUT News.

 EL PASO, TEXAS- Oct. 28, 2015: After a day of classes, Arlet and fellow classmates walk towards the Paso Del Norte International Bridge in El Paso. Arlet has made the commute, twice a day, for three years. She is tired, but she knows it is worth the effort. Miguel Gutierrez Jr. /KUT News.
       
     

EL PASO, TEXAS- Oct. 28, 2015: After a day of classes, Arlet and fellow classmates walk towards the Paso Del Norte International Bridge in El Paso. Arlet has made the commute, twice a day, for three years. She is tired, but she knows it is worth the effort. Miguel Gutierrez Jr. /KUT News.

 EL PASO, TEXAS- Oct. 28, 2015: Arlet approaches the Paso Del Norte International Bridge in El Paso, and will soon return to Ciudad Juarez. Tomorrow, she will begin the trip again. "I think it is a blessing of God to my life because it gave me an opportunity to learn a new culture, the American culture, to [have] new experiences in my life," Arlet says. Miguel Gutierrez Jr. /KUT News.
       
     

EL PASO, TEXAS- Oct. 28, 2015: Arlet approaches the Paso Del Norte International Bridge in El Paso, and will soon return to Ciudad Juarez. Tomorrow, she will begin the trip again. "I think it is a blessing of God to my life because it gave me an opportunity to learn a new culture, the American culture, to [have] new experiences in my life," Arlet says. Miguel Gutierrez Jr. /KUT News.