Old Shoes

Exhausted migrants rest up in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico for the last leg of their journey just before they reach the US border. On the outskirts of town there is the Casa del Migrante – the Migrant’s House.

It’s a place of refuge for many Central Americans who’ve ridden freight trains all the way up from Mexico’s border with Guatemala. Two afternoons each week, Jorge Garcia Gutierrez goes to the House to greet them.

Gutierrez is a foot reflexiologist and foot massager, and he’s on a mission. The migrants have gone many days without enough food, sleep, or showers riding the trains through Mexico. Their feet are covered with cuts, blisters and fungus. Gutierrez uses his hands to heal them.

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 Photos courtesy of the reporter 

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