The situation in El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala is as chaotic as it ever was and many children live in fear of gang violence and rape. Some have witnessed the cold blooded murder of their siblings or their friends, others have been threatened with their lives, while still others have been assaulted but managed to escape. This fear has driven thousands of children to make the dangerous journey across Mexico to the U.S. border in order to reunite with their families in the US. The loss of this program will mean more children will have no choice but to make the perilous journey to the US. without any legal protection increasing their need to rely on dangerous and corrupt smugglers.