Undocumented Guatemalan workers in US support families back home

More than a million Guatemalans are working in the US, most of them without documents. The billions of dollars they send back each year are a vital source of income in a country where more than half the people live in poverty.

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    More than a million Guatemalans are working in the US, most of them without documents.

    The billions of dollars they send back each year are a vital source of income in a country where more than half the people live in poverty.

    Al Jazeera visited an agricultural town in western Guatemala from where 10 to 15 percent of working-age men are in the US without documents.

     

    Al Jazeera's David Mercer reports from San Jose Calderas, Guatemala


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