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Victoria, a victim of human trafficking continues her efforts to heal after suffering the extreme abused from her aggressor who brought her to the United States promising a family life and stability. Victoria still has a scar on her forehead from a blow in the head she received from her attacker with a chair. Friday, May 30, 2014. ( Marie D. De Jesus / Houston Chronicle )
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Victoria, a victim of human trafficking continues her efforts to heal after suffering the extreme abused from her aggressor who brought her to the United States promising a family life and stability. Victoria still has a scar on her forehead from a blow in the head she received from her attacker with a chair. Friday, May 30, 2014. ( Marie D. De Jesus / Houston Chronicle )

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Victoria, a victim of human trafficking, lives in seclusion after escaping from her aggressor who brought her to the U.S. illegally through the Mexico/U.S. border promising her a family life and stability. After her arrival, the man put her to work as a bar girl in Texas. ( Marie D. De Jesus / Houston Chronicle )
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Victoria, a victim of human trafficking, lives in seclusion after escaping from her aggressor who brought her to the U.S. illegally through the Mexico/U.S. border promising her a family life and stability. After her arrival, the man put her to work as a bar girl in Texas. ( Marie D. De Jesus / Houston Chronicle )

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Fisherman rest on the Mexico coastline after fishing on Rio Grande by the U.S. coastline near after fishing a few miles away from the proposed location for the new commercial-mission-only SpaceX spaceport at Boca Chica, Wednesday, June 11, 2014. ( Marie D. De Jesus / Houston Chronicle )
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  • 1/400th
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Fisherman rest on the Mexico coastline after fishing on Rio Grande by the U.S. coastline near after fishing a few miles away from the proposed location for the new commercial-mission-only SpaceX spaceport at Boca Chica, Wednesday, June 11, 2014. ( Marie D. De Jesus / Houston Chronicle )

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Lixsi Dariela Mejias, 4, cries on the arms of her mother, Maria Lurdes Mejias, 38, because she misses home during their stay at La Posada Providencia, which is an emergency shelter for men, women and families who flee to the United States due to political conflict, and life-threatening actions in their native countries. Mejias and her daughter are from Honduras and crossed the U.S./Mexico border running away from the oppressive wave of crime that has taken over Honduras. Friday, June 13, 2014, in San Benito. ( Marie D. De Jesus / Houston Chronicle )
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  • 1/500th
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Lixsi Dariela Mejias, 4, cries on the arms of her mother, Maria Lurdes Mejias, 38, because she misses home during their stay at La Posada Providencia, which is an emergency shelter for men, women and families who flee to the United States due to political conflict, and life-threatening actions in their native countries. Mejias and her daughter are from Honduras and crossed the U.S./Mexico border running away from the oppressive wave of crime that has taken over Honduras. Friday, June 13, 2014, in San Benito. ( Marie D. De Jesus / Houston Chronicle )

A Crested Caracara pecks a troublesome Northern Mockingbird by the U.S-Mexico border fence (background) that crosses through The Nature Conservancy preserved land, Tuesday, June 10, 2014, in Brownsville. ( Marie D. De Jesus / Houston Chronicle )
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A Crested Caracara pecks a troublesome Northern Mockingbird by the U.S-Mexico border fence (background) that crosses through The Nature Conservancy preserved land, Tuesday, June 10, 2014, in Brownsville. ( Marie D. De Jesus / Houston Chronicle )

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Mary Rodriguez, 18, was struck by a car while the vehicle was attempting to flee from an assault. A memorial stands in her honor at the scene on 7600 Bellerive. Thursday, May 22, 2014, in Houston. ( Marie D. De Jesus / Houston Chronicle )
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Mary Rodriguez, 18, was struck by a car while the vehicle was attempting to flee from an assault. A memorial stands in her honor at the scene on 7600 Bellerive. Thursday, May 22, 2014, in Houston. ( Marie D. De Jesus / Houston Chronicle )

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Maria Cortes is raising her daughters Keylin Brisuela, right, 2, and Denisse Brisuela, 1, without their father Denis Brisuela who was shot by an armed robber on their driveway two years ago. HPD homicide sergeant Ryan Chandler promised to find her husband’s killer, she recalled. But after the initial meeting with the detectives, she was never able to get back to him. Minimal investigation was done, and it remains unsolved. Wednesday, April 30, 2014, in Houston. ( Marie D. De Jesus / Houston Chronicle )
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Maria Cortes is raising her daughters Keylin Brisuela, right, 2, and Denisse Brisuela, 1, without their father Denis Brisuela who was shot by an armed robber on their driveway two years ago. HPD homicide sergeant Ryan Chandler promised to find her husband’s killer, she recalled. But after the initial meeting with the detectives, she was never able to get back to him. Minimal investigation was done, and it remains unsolved. Wednesday, April 30, 2014, in Houston. ( Marie D. De Jesus / Houston Chronicle )

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