Maria Eugenia Chavez Segovia was among three Mexican nationals who drowned at sea when an overloaded trawler-style boat ran aground.

“I’m already disillusioned,” she said as soft rain splattered on her face shield after she handed out supplies. “Mexico and America are both parts of me. They’re both failing. It’s complete heartbreak.”

Even after being deported from the United States and separated from her children and grandchildren, Rocio Rebollar Gomez never stopped believing in miracles — or praying for one of her own. This week, her prayers were finally answered.

Some of the world’s most vulnerable people arrive at the U.S.-Mexico border every day.

The Biden administration has flown roughly 2,000 asylum seekers — all families with children — from Texas to San Diego and expelled them from the United States to Mexico without giving them a chance to request protection.