Guided by Scripture, Texans have stepped to the front lines in service of the thousands of unaccompanied minors arriving at the border, while mothers on the other side await confirmation of their children’s safety.

Thankfully most parents will never face the overwhelming desperation leading to a decision to hand their children off to smugglers in hopes of a better life. The everyday reality of those living in Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala is beset with violence, government corruption and terror. For these parents, the choice may be a matter of life and death.

Read the full article at Austin American-Statesman.