Thousands of students cross the U.S.-Mexico border every day to go to college

June 27, 2019 | The Hechinger Report

The weight of her backpack is what comes to mind when Andrea Morín thinks about crossing the U.S.-Mexico border between Tijuana and San Diego every weekday to attend San Diego State University.

“We have to struggle with the most basic things sometimes,” the 22-year-old theater major said. “My backpack is super heavy ‘cause I have to be here the entire day. So I have to be carrying snacks, food, extra clothes.”

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