2023-05-10 12:55:24

“Solito”: Salvadoran Writer Javier Zamora Details His Solo 4,000 Mile Journey to U.S. at Age 9

As Biden ends Title 42, the Trump-era policy blocking asylum seekers, and plans stronger enforcement measures on the border, we speak with Salvadoran poet and writer Javier Zamora, whose best-selling memoir, _Solito_, details his odyssey as a 9-year-old child traveling unaccompanied through Guatemala, Mexico and eventually through the Sonoran Desert, before he makes it to Arizona and reunites with his parents with the aid of other migrants. "We're all just human beings trying to have a chance at a better life," says Zamora about his work humanizing the people caught in the migrant crisis.

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