Deported migrants search for ‘right spot’ on Mexican border to return to life in US

José Alberto Sánchez is arguably one of the world’s most motivated job-seekers. The fibreglass installer has endured hunger, thirst, exhaustion, extortion, betrayal and incarceration in three attempts to enter the United States and reclaim his old job.

From the border city of Ciudad Juárez, which overlooks El Paso, Texas, the 40-year-old Mexican is now preparing his fourth attempt.

“My plan is to go back to Las Vegas and work,” said Sánchez. “This will be my last time. I don’t want to mess it up. I want to look for the right spot.”