Slidkovi explores undocumented Honduran migration to the United States through interviews with Honduran migrants who made the crossing through Mexico and across the guarded border to the U.S. She examines the factors that contribute to their success or failure: access to finances, ability to hire a coyote, means of transport in Mexico, encounters with Mexican police and immigration. Mexico is the most difficult part of the journey for Honduran migrants. Many are injured or die in the hands of gangs, police, and from freight trains they travel on top of. The U.S.-Mexico border presents only the final barrier; many donOCOt even reach it. Slidkovi also explores the psychological processes migrants employ to process their experiences of the dangerous journey, which most would never undergo again."