They have come from all over Mexico to find shelter and adventure in the drainage tunnels that connect the twin cities of Nogales, Sonora, and Nogales, Arizona.
The complete series of these photographs, as well as stories of the children and their surroundings, can be found in Maeve Hickey's book Tunnel Kids.
"Nothing distracts from each character
the clothes, jaunty T-shirts and baseball caps
provide an ironic counterpart to the reality of homelessness" - Alannah Hopkin
Here is the very best of the documentary tradition, the lives, both told and shown, of children who seek a better life across a border that separates two nations and in so doing, prove themselves resourceful and knowing. Robert Coles, author of Spiritual Life of Children.