What we're reading: Inside an immigrant's dangerous journey to the U.S.

A man's arm holds a chain-link fence.
A Brazillian man waits along the border bridge after being denied entry from Mexico into the U.S. Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

As President Trump cracks down on illegal immigration, families are "turning to increasingly sophisticated smuggling operations" to get themselves and relatives across the border, reports the New York Times' Nicholas Kulish, who documented one Salvadoran immigrant's 2,000-mile journey to America.

The big picture: For many people looking to cross into the United States, the journey is dangerous and expensive. But as Christopher Cruz, who recently made the trek from El Salvador, told Kulish: "They can build as many walls as they want ... but a people's need and desire for a better life is stronger."